A Didcot shop has introduced a new product to complement its Fairtrade range of products - footballs.

Didcot Fairtrade Group has joined forces with Didcot Sports, in Lower Broadway, to sell the Fairtrade balls.

Shop owner David Hawkins said: "As far as we know we are the only supplier of Fairtrade balls in the area.

"We have rugby, football, basketball and volleyballs in stock and are pleased to offer equipment that will benefit Didcot sports enthusiasts while ensuring that the football stitchers and rubber farmers also get a good deal."

The shop donated one of the new range of footballs as a prize in a 'keepy-uppy' competition run by the Fairtrade Group at the Didcot Casuals football club's funday last Saturday.

The 'keepy uppy' contest was won by St Birinus School pupil Sam David, who is pictured receiving his prize from Mr Hawkin's wife Sue.

Sam managed a consecutive total of 216 'keepy uppies'.

Didcot Fairtrade Group is working towards getting Didcot recognised as a Fairtrade town and has other events planned for later in the year, including a fashion show.

Fairtrade is an inititative which aims to encourage businesses to pay a 'fair' price for products sourced from the Third World.