Nine Leicester c-stores took part in a children’s five-a-side tournament as part of the My Shop is Your Shop community football scheme.

Sponsored by Walkers, the tournament capped a week in which teams of youngsters, assembled by their local stores, were coached by Leicester City FC staff.

Retailer Raj Aggarwal said the project would help to bring retailers closer to their communities, to the benefit of all involved. 

“As well as providing a fun day out, events such as these help local shops to stand out from the crowd,” he said. 

“Linking the store to families in the community goes a long way.”