Legal team are winners for young footballers

By Anita Jaynes on 5 March, 2015

Young footballers from Royal Wootton Bassett are turning heads thanks to new kit donated by legal firm Bevirs.

The company, which has offices in Swindon, Calne and Royal Wootton Bassett, was asked to sponsor kit for the Wootton Bassett FC Under-Nines.

Sonyia Woolnough, partner at Bevirs, said: “We were delighted to help out a local football team and encourage youngsters to enjoy a sport. Physical activity is very important to us here at Bevirs, many of us engage in activities from cycling to trekking, cricket to football and have done since childhood. So we are proud to support a younger generation in doing the same.”

The football team is still in its infancy after being set up in 2013. They play their home matches at the playing field in Rylands Way and train each Thursday evening at the Royal Wootton Bassett Academy. The team is run by manager Paul Boys-Stone and assistant manager Craig Bailey.

Mr Boys-Stone said: “The sponsorship has helped the team greatly as not only has it enabled us to receive jackets but it also allows the players to feel part of a team and promotes a camaraderie within the playing environment.”

Bevirs is one of Wiltshire’s oldest legal practices. Its origins can be traced back to 1883 when Harry Bevir acquired an existing small practice and changed it to use his own name. The company provides a range of legal services including commercial, family and private client work. For details visit

Pictured above: The Wootton Bassett FC Under-9s and Paul Boys-Stone, manager and Craig Bailey, assistant manager (on the right).