A young ice hockey star is on the road to success thanks to her sponsors.
Kaitlyn Butterfield, a star with the Whitley Bay junior ice hockey team, is being sponsored by high performance engine oil brand Engine Oil UK, based in Lancashire but with a depot in Chester-le-Street.
Kaitlyn, from Sacriston in County Durham, plays in defence and has been selected to represent Great Britain at the Under-18s World Ice Hockey Championship in Germany. The team travel out on March 25.
A spokesperson for Engine Oil UK said: “We are so proud to sponsor Kaitlyn.
“She is a real talent and we are committed to help fund her development.”