Club’s appeal - help us find some goalposts

THIEVES have left Rochdale Sunday League’s oldest established club with major problems.

Woodhouse United, who play at Woodhouse Road, Todmorden, are unable fulfill their home fixtures because thieves have stolen their posts.

The club which plays in Division Two of the Sunday league cannot afford to buy replacements because of the cost, between £300 and £500.

Efforts have been made through various sources, so far unsuccessfully, to get any posts.

The theft of the metal uprights took place during the long lay-off in December caused by the weather.

“I think it must have been opportunist thieves. They took the uprights, but obviously the crossbars were too big and they left them,” said club secretary and treasurer Ellen Farrow.

She is a committee member and registration secretary for the Sunday league.

“Calderdale Council could not help us and I am in contact with the West Riding County FA.

“With my position on the Sunday league, I have numerous contacts and I’ve been begging everyone I can think of to help.

“But it’s now getting beyond a joke,” she said.

“It might be that someone could make us some, unless we have a very generous donation.

“I’ve even contacted lots of scrap dealers to find out if anyone has brought any in to them.”

She praised the Sunday league for help in rescheduling Woodhouse’s away fixtures, but the crunch will come in two weeks when a home game is scheduled.

Now she has run out of ideas and is just hoping someone will come forward to help.

She can be contacted directly through the Rochdale and District Sunday Football League official telephone line 01706 814610.