Club celebrates 30 years with a Walk-a-thon.

Kirkheaton Youth Football Club celebrate their 30th year in 2018 and to mark the occasion they organised a sponsored walk and a family fun day event.

Nine teams including players, parents and coaches from the Under 6’s all the way through to the Under 17’s took part on a very hot Sunday morning in July. Over 50 walkers set off from various locations including Ossett, Horbury, Cumberworth, Scissett, Holmfirth, Hepworth, Northowram, Greetland and Meltham. The challenge was to be the first team back to the football ground with each age group covering nearly 10 miles.

Along each route teams also had specific challenges and tasks to complete, including group selfies at specific land marks, answering local knowledge questions, and a favourite of each team – a drink at a local pub!

On returning to their football ground at Bankfield Lane they were met by supporters to enjoy an afternoon of entertainment together with a well-earned drink and BBQ.

The walk raised a massive £3500 in sponsorship and Kirkheaton Youth F.C. would like to thank everyone who sponsored the walkers, the volunteers who helped organise the event, everyone who helped on the day, and everyone who attended. All money raised will go towards building a purpose-built facility for the Club.

If anyone would like to join the club this season or help in anyway please contact the Club Secretary Richard Lake on richardlake96@yahoo.co.uk or 07881 508 685.