Fun day helps to get teams on the pitch

Family fun: from left, Mark Pearson, Jessie Pearson, five, Daniel Rice, 11, Scott Rice, Lewis Rice, six, Joanne McGee and Grace Rice, one
Family fun: from left, Mark Pearson, Jessie Pearson, five, Daniel Rice, 11, Scott Rice, Lewis Rice, six, Joanne McGee and Grace Rice, one
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Members of King Cross cricket, bowling and athletic club celebrated a family fun day to raise money for new junior football teams.

The club has increased the number of junior teams it has after merged with Halifax Irish juniors and Warley Town juniors.

The family fun day was held to invite new members of the junior and senior clubs to enjoy some fun in the sun and pay for new football pitches.

Among the highlights of the day was an outdoor disco which gave plenty of people a chance to strut their stuff.

There was also a tombola and a BBQ.

Sporting activities included golf, a penalty shoot out, a crossbar challenge and a range of stalls for people to enjoy.

The fire brigade also turned up to allow children to sit in the fire engines.

They hope to have raised more than £600, which will go towards increasing the number of football pitches.

Chris Parker, who organised the fun day, said: “I was delighted with the turnout, a very relaxed atmosphere with everybody enjoying the event.

“It’s been a great success and we’re already thinking about what we’re going to do to make it even better next year.

“The junior pitches will be ready for the start of the season and we’re looking forward to getting under way,” he said.

• For more pictures, see today’s Courier