Stars of the BBC police drama have purchased brand new kits for Belfast Celtic Young Men and Ladies U13 and U15 girls teams.
It’s great news for these young sportspeople in Northern Ireland as Line of Duty stars buy new kits for Belfast girls football teams.
With an astounding 9.6 million people tuning in to watch the opening episode of Line of Duty season six, the police drama is one of the most-watched U.K. dramas of all time.
A kind gesture – the show’s connection to Belfast
Northern Irish actor Adrian Dunbar stars in the BBC One police drama as Superintendent Ted Hastings, and many scenes from earlier seasons were filmed in and around Belfast.
So, it is no surprise that many fans in the city feel a strong connection to the show as they cheer on an Irish actor and recognise many of the show’s filming locations.
The cast also has a fondness for the city, and they have shown their appreciation as Line of Duty stars buy new kits for Belfast girls football teams.
Martin Compston, who plays Sergeant Steve Arnott, alongside Dunbar and Vicky McClure, who plays Detective Inspector Kate Fleming in the hit show, has sponsored the Under 13 and 15 girls teams at Belfast Celtic Young Men and Ladies to help them get their kits ahead of next season.
Compston went the extra mile and even helped design the kits that the team will wear, of course, donned with the AC-12 logo.
How it happened – a Twitter conversation
Thanking the Line of Duty cast for their generosity, manager of the ladies first team Ryan Caddell, told Belfast Live, “One of our girls had put out on social media that we were in need of new sponsors for some of our girls’ teams kits.
“Martin saw the post and reached out to her to offer his help, and then he was passed onto me and asked me what we needed.
“I explained that our under 13 and 15 teams needed new kits for next season, and he said it was no problem and that he would get Vicky and Adrian on board too.
“He sent us over the money later that day, and we had a bit of a chat about the kit, sending designs back and forth to each other and then we got them ordered.”
A great partnership – an unlikely sponsor
In a post on Twitter, Belfast Celtic Young Men and Ladies club revealed news of their exciting sponsor alongside pictures of what the kit will look like.
Revealing news that the Line of Duty stars buy new kits for the Belfast girls football teams, they wrote, “We hope to see them soon back filming in Belfast and maybe get them up to watch the girls team when safe to do so!”
Responding to the post, Compston said he was “delighted” they could help.
Season six of Line of Duty is currently airing on BBC One to keep everyone entertained during lockdown and it is one of the most watched dramas on U.K. television at the minute.