The managers of a football club in Yate are excited to finally welcome back their 300 footballers following the announcement grassroots sports can finally recommence.

Yate United FC have said they are thrilled that the children can finally return to training and matches after a year where only a handful of games were able to be played.

The club, which will celebrate its 50th anniversary this year,is looking forward to welcome back its exiting members as well as inviting new players to join the popular Yate teams.

Club coaches have started posting online content for their players so that those who are unable to immediately return to football are still able to be included in training.

A spokesperson for the club said: Inclusivity is paramount to Yate United. We understand there will be a few families choosing not to return to training due to shielding and personal choice, but we want them to still feel included within the club.

"Nothing is more important to us as a club than children having fun safely.

"A childs smile is worth more than any trophy.

"We pride ourselves on being inclusive and with the current climate this is more important than ever."

"It’s time to check your boots still fit ready for training and check your strip with your lucky number still fits.

"Parents blank out your evenings and the Sunday lie-in. Find that thermal flask and welcome the return of muddy boots. The football is back on."

Yate United would like to make returning to or joining grass roots football possible for all players, any families that been financially impacted by Covid should go to the Yate united Facebook page for more information.