1. ITV Report

Colchester United write to local youth team

The letters went out from 15 Colchester United players Credit: Twitter/ @mattyhudson

Member of the Colchester United first team have written a personalised letter to members of a local youth team.

Michael Ling, manager of Alresford Colne Rangers FC's youth team, had written to the U's asking for a good luck message during the upcoming season.

But, Colchester United decided to go one better. They found out a little about each member of the youth team and their equivalent on the first team wrote them a personalised message.

"As a club we’re so grateful for Colchester United going the extra mile for us and hope it gives the team a lift going into the season.

"Everyone at Alresford Colne Rangers Football Club would like to thank everyone at Colchester United for putting this together."

– Michael Ling