‘MOVING the goal posts’ tends to be a bad thing, but not for members of Northwich 1874 FC’s under-12s squad.

The team is pulling out all the stops to raise £3,000 for new goals on wheels for their Rudheath High School pitch, so as they grow, their pitch can grow with them.

One player has already raised a massive £300 by having his trademark blonde curly locks cut off, and the whole team are doing a sponsored walk to the summit of Snowdon in July.

To help them out, Liz Porter, who runs the team with partner Stephen Holland, is putting on a bingo night on Tuesday, May 30, with hopes to raised another £700 towards their ambitious target.   

Northwich Guardian: The current squad is made up of 31 boys, and one girlThe current squad is made up of 31 boys, and one girl (Image: Liz Porter)

Liz said: “The kids have been absolutely amazing. One of the lads, Jack Gates, who’s got really long curly hair, had it all cut off and raised £300. No one asked him to do it - it’s just part of who he is.

“The new goals will mean so much to them. As they progress through the age categories, they move on to bigger and bigger pitches.

“These goals are on wheels, so it means they’ll always be able to play on the right size pitch.

“We’ve had a fantastic response from local business who’ve donated some wonderful prizes. 

"There are vouchers for The Holly’s Farm Shop, tickets to Go Ape, and Art and Soul in Northwich has generously donated an £80 tattoo.”

1874 Northwich’s bingo night will be held at Rudheath Social Club, Middlewich Road, on Tuesday, May 30.

Everyone's welcome and you don’t need to buy a ticket in advance. Doors open at 6pm for ‘eyes down’ at 6.45pm.