A GRASS roots football club is looking for new players.

Newton Aycliffe Youth Under 13s girl's team have been running for nearly four years, but since the Covid-19 pandemic numbers have fallen.

Coach John Newman said the chance to join the club represents an exciting opportunity.

"It's such a shame for the girls if we have to close because they're really dedicated players," he said.

"They have all worked so hard to get to the top division of the Russell Foster League but if we don't recruit new players we'll potentially have to pull out of our next season because we won't have the numbers to complete."

Currently the team has 12 players and competes in 11-a-side games, but if players become ill or misses the match, potentially the team is forced to pull out or play with a man down.

The team trains at OakLeaf Sports Complex, Newton Aycliffe on Wednesday nights and plays league on Saturday mornings.

If anyone is interesting in attending training sessions, contact 07815-739983 or 07832-263064.