Businesses urged to help west Leeds football club achieve goal

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A FOOTBALL club in west Leeds which caters for around 500 junior players is appealing for local businesses to back a fundraising drive to build changing rooms and a tea room.

Wortley Football club has raised around £40,000 towards their £80,000 target to create facilities next to their pitch on land off Blue Hill Lane at Wortley.

The club also hopes to create five-a-side training pitches on the land, the former site of the old West Girls High School playing fields.

Wortley FC fundraising officer Graham Hirst said: “All we have got at the moment is a football pitch. It’s an embarrassment that we don’t even have any washing facilities.”

The club runs junior teams from under seven to under 16 and an open-age men’s team. Mr Hirst added: “To have local businesses and organisations help and support would help us to achieve our goals much quicker than we are able to at present.”

The club has organised a charity golf day at Cookridge Golf Club from 12pm on Friday April 24. Teams of four are being sought to take part in the event. Entry costs £45 per person or £180 for a team.

For more details on the golf day and on the fundraising drive, call Graham Hirst on 0750 898324.