Footie shirt is a blank canvas...

Junction FC reserve team manager Dave Jacks (left) with first team manager Mike Shone
Junction FC reserve team manager Dave Jacks (left) with first team manager Mike Shone
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A TUNEFUL St Helens football team who last summer released their very own World Cup song have now got their eye on breaking an obscure world record.

But it’s not for the number of goals scored, clean sheets kept, saves made or tackles completed... it’s for the number of sponsorship logos they have on their shirts!

Innovative players at Sutton-based Junction FC have set their hearts on breaking the current record, held by Sweden’s top flight team Mjallby AIF, who set the mark of 13 logos on their club strip.

Junction’s reserve team assistant manager Dave Jacks said: “We want to invite individuals, companies and groups to be a part of this quite unique world record attempt. Our aim is to secure 14 sponsors - or more - and smash the current record.

“Should the record be broken, our players will wear the finished shirt with pride throughout the 2011-12 season. All sponsors will also be featured on the club’s website with links to a website of each sponsor’s choice.”

Junction FC, who play at Parr Stocks in the St Helens and District Football Combination leagues, hit the headlines this time last year too.

That’s because their players had joined forces with local rock band Titors Insignia to record a catchy Kasabian-style World Cup song called Three Lions on Fire.

The Junction FC players first got together to record a song for the 2002 World Cup because they are all big England fans.

But, since then, they have become known as “the singing football club”, releasing several Christmas songs and even rap recordings performed by their resident freestyler!

To sponsor Junction FC for the 2011-12 season and join their world record attempt, you can contact the club via e-mail at or online at

Season-long sponsorship is available for a one-off fee of £125.