Huddersfield-based science company Lubrizol is backing Huddersfield Town Women FC.

The chemicals firm, which has a plant in Leeds Road, has made a donation to Town Women, an entirely volunteer-run club.

The Terriers’ open age first team finished sixth in the FA Women’s National League Northern Premier, which is the third tier of women’s football and the highest level at which the players are amateurs. The team also lifted the County Cup last season and reached the third round of the Women’s FA Cup.

Younger players have also been performing brilliantly with the under-18s securing a league and cup double, only losing one game all season.

Lubrizol has helped support the club through its Charities and Communities Committee, at the request of one of the company’s IT managers, Yvonne Dunford.

Yvonne, who volunteers as a parent helper, said: “This club is about giving girls the opportunity to play football. It’s great that Lubrizol supports the local community in this way. The money has been very gratefully received.”

Claire Hollingshurst, from Lubrizol’s Charities and Communities Committee, said: “We’re delighted to have been able to help Huddersfield Town WFC. With the Lionesses’ fabulous performance in this year’s World Cup it shows that there’s no better time to support women’s football than right now.”

Frankie Bowes, captain of the under-15s, who finished fourth in Division 1 of the Sheffield & Hallamshire Women & Girls League and reached their cup final, said: “Football means everything to me.

“If I’m not playing I’m watching it. Football will be in my life always. Huddersfield Town WFC has given me an opportunity to develop as a player and be part of a fantastic team.”