Dyer fears for future unless recruits found

Hebden Royd United Ladies FC
Hebden Royd United Ladies FC

Successful Hebden Royd United Ladies FC have issued an SOS for new players.

United finished runners up in Division Two of the West Riding County Women’s Football League last season and have been promoted into Division One.

But coach Laurie Dyer said there was a real danger that the club might fold unless they could add to their squad quickly.

Dyer said: “Four players have definitely left due to work commitments.

“We have eight who want to sign but two of those will be affected by shift work. Four others are interested.

“In an ideal world we need 18 players to cover for injuries, holidays, funerals, weddings etc so we could still scrape together at least 12.

“We have advertised all over with posters and via social networks.

“We are the only ladies team between Halifax and Burnley and it’s odd we can’t find more players. The fears for our future are real.”

The club has been running for more than 10 years, managed by Paul McMahon and for the last five years coached by Dyer. Both are well known former local soccer players.

United meet and train on Tuesday evenings at Luddenden Foot. Home league matches take place there on Sunday afternoons and the season begins in September.

Dyer said players aged 16 or over were eligible and old or new faces were welcome.

For more information look at Facebook Hebden Royd United Ladies FC or call Paul McMahon on 01422 884261/07933 712447.