Pub footy team scores superstar sponsor Louis

Boy band One Direction
Boy band One Direction

A STRUGGLING football team have netted a lifeline in the shape of an unlikely source - popstar Louis Tomlinson.

The One Direction member had played for the Three Horse Shoes pub team in Branton before he shot to super stardom on The X-Factor.

And when the 20-year-old heard the team were desperate for funding, it appeared Louis was all to happy to help out.

Bessacarr-born Louis has reportedly paid for the team’s new Nike strips with his favourite drink sponsor Yorkshire Tea.

The former Hall Cross pupil, who performed at yesterday’s Olympics closing ceremony, has also been in touch with Doncaster Rovers to arrange a pre-season friendly for charity as well as asking some fo the club’s players to hold a couple of training sessions, the Free Press understands.

Louis along with bandmates Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik and Niall Horan, came third in The X-Factor in 2010.

For more, see this week’s Doncaster Free Press.