FOUNDATIONS of both Bradford City and Leeds United have joined forces to become Leeds Bradford Airport’s (LBA) first ever official charity partnership.

The clubs will come together for the first time with the aim of fundraising regularly and running events at the airport to engage over 2,500 onsite workers and more than four million passengers annually.

This follows the recent unveiling of the airport's updated branding as "Leeds Bradford: Yorkshire’s Airport."

Players Tyrell Robinson (Bradford City FC) and Eunan O’Kane (Leeds United FC) were at the launch of the partnership with LBA CEO David Laws.

David Laws, Chief Exec of LBA, said: “It is fantastic to celebrate this historic moment in bringing them both together and we are delighted to be able to help them reach out to Yorkshire, raising awareness of what they do as well as fundraising within our terminal.”

Broadly, both foundations help people within the local community to improve their standard of life and well-being. This is done through a number of projects with sport at the core of what each foundation does.

To kick off the partnership in style, Leeds Bradford Airport will be hosting a gala dinner later this year in aid of both foundations.