A NEW kit proved an inspiration for the Appleby Girls under 16 side who, resplendent in the sponsored outfits, opened their season with a 2-1 victory over Carlisle Girls.

The team, who have combined with Castletown FC for this campaign, are all set to take on the challenges of the league and are pictured in their new kits provided by their sponsor Appleby Taxis under coaches Clive Wigley, Rob Dixon and Simon Dey.