Soccers kids snip grass to raise cash

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Young footballers will be aiming to be a cut above when they stage a ground-breaking fundraising event next month.

Frickley Academy Football Club players and their parents will be attempting to cut the club’s 110 yard long, 70 yard wide pitch with nothing but household scissors.

The 12-hour Great Grass Cutathon on Saturday May 10 is being held to raise cash for the upkeep of the newly-formed Frickley Athletic junior football academy teams.

Allan Howcroft, manager, said: “We decided to do this because it’s something totally different and we don’t think it has ever been done before.

“We didn’t want to replicate what other clubs have done.

“We knew we had a unique opportunity to stage a big event because of the size of the stadium we can also have other things going on throughout the day.”

The club has applied to the Guinness World Records to see if they can also turn the event into a world record attempt.

Committee member, Stefan Ludewig, said: “We’re hoping to raise the profile of the academy as well as funds. Everyone is welcome to attend and take part.”

There will be food, a bar and music throughout the day, along with stalls, games, crafts and a bouncy castle.

Mr Ludewig added: “Please come and support us and spread the news. We are looking for donations for the stalls and raffles and any sponsorship would also be very welcome.”

The event will be held at the JJ Leisure Stadium, Westfield Lane, South Elmsall, from 9am to 9pm.

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