Leeds' TV Harrison sports ground brought back to life for charity football match

Once a breeding ground for a generation of Leeds United footballers, the TV Harrison sports ground has been brought back to life to host a charity match on Sunday.

By Abbey Maclure
Saturday, 7th March 2020, 11:45 am

The field on Oldfield Lane, Wortley, has been officially closed since 2003 and faces an uncertain future, with plans to build 50 houses on the site well underway.

A handful of volunteers have spent months clearing overgrown grass and shrubbery to get it back to a playable standard for the charity fixture.

The match will be followed by a charity raffle, with prizes including a Burley Banksy canvas, a Wortley FC shirt signed by Kalvin Phillips, pamper vouchers and plenty of booze.

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TV Harrison XI will take on Armley Christ Church FC at 2pm on Sunday

All proceeds raised will go towards a specialist wheelchair for eight-year-old Oliver Rooney.

Oliver, from Bramley, has an extremely rare chromosomal disorder and is in need of an all-terrain wheelchair so he can watch his four brothers play football and join them on adventures.

TV Harrison XI will take on Armley Christ Church FC at 2pm on Sunday.