Methley footballers in good voice for ‘curry-oake’ fundraiser

January 8, 2014 | Community News

Parents and players at Methley United Junior Football Club have been hitting the high notes at a successful fundraising event.

More than 90 people turned out for a ‘curry-oake’ evening, which saw everyone enjoying a meal before taking to the stage and revealing hidden talents behind the microphone.

And by the end of the evening, the event, which was sponsored by developer Banks Property, had raised over £900 for the club, which will used to help it meet its running costs, as well as to pay for new kit and equipment that will be used right through the age groups.

Run by a team of dedicated volunteers, Methley United Junior Football Club encompasses a dozen teams, from under 5s to under 15s, and including an open age team and a girls teams.

Almost all of its players are drawn from Methley itself, and teams compete in the Selby & District League and the Garforth League.

Club chairman Chris Paul, who also coaches the club’s Under 5s and Under 9s teams, says: “Quite a few of the parents had formed groups and practiced the songs that they were going to song – the standard of performance was variable, to say the least, but you couldn’t fault anyone’s enthusiasm!

“We had an excellent night, and most importantly, raise a terrific amount of money, which will really help us in meeting the costs of running the club, and we’re grateful to Banks Property for boosting the pot through their event sponsorship.

“Some of the money we raised will go towards new tops that are worn by every member of every team, which really helps to build up a sense of unity amongst the players right through the club.”

Anyone interested in playing for Methley United Junior Football Club should contact Chris Paul on 07825 073690.

Projects, community groups, or voluntary organisations in the vicinity of Banks’ proposed residential development at Station Road, Methley that are looking for funding should contact James Eaglesham at the Banks Community Fund on 0191 378 6342.

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