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Last Updated: Monday September 14 2009 15:39 GMT

Football team plays in pink kit

Newsround's Ricky and the football team

Pink power for football team

A boys' football team in Cheshire has decided to wear a bit of an unusual kit this season.

Ricky's been finding out why.


"Red and blue are two of the most popular colours when it comes to football kits. Whether it's striped or plain - the more a kit stands out the better.

But it all depends on how much you want to stand out.

One football club in Cheshire have adopted a colour that isn't usually seen on Match of the Day.

Cuddington and Sandiway Junior Football Club decided to change their kit from maroon and blue to pink!

New strip

They swapped shirts after their coach's dad died of cancer in 2008. Anthony Eastwood asked the Football Association for permission to change their strip in a bid to get lots of publicity and raise thousands of pounds for charity.

Players listening to their coach
Time for a team talk!

The club now hope to raise money for Cancer Research UK, and they're making a bit of a statement.

I joined "the pinks" this weekend to see them take on their first match of the season against "the blues", Tytherington Juniors.

As I walked onto the football field I could see the Cuddington team a mile away. They were extremely bright and raring to go.

Most of the lads told me they didn't mind wearing the kit and they liked the fact that they could spot their team mates really easily.

A few of the boys in pink said they were embarrassed about the new kit, but now they've grown to like it.

Lucky?

So could the pink help the boys win their first match or would it cause a meltdown?

Well, after some brilliant goals from both sides the game was neck and neck when the whistle went for half-time.

Newsround's Ricky
Ricky in his own pink shirt

But in the second half, Tytherington Juniors stole the match with some quick goals just before the end to seal a 5-3 victory.

I was gutted the pinks lost. I even wore special pink t-shirt for the day, but it wasn't enough.

Better luck next time guys…"

Ricky