A CHARITY golf day will be hosted in north Shropshire later this summer in aid of an Oswestry sports club.

Llanymynech Golf Club host the 18-hole golf day in aid of Oswestry Boys and Girls Football Club on Friday, August 2.

The club is hoping to renovate the changing rooms at its home pitches by bringing in a place for refreshments, some toilets and two changing rooms for the teams to use.

The current changing rooms are out of use as they are used for storage.

Simon Walker, organiser of the event, said he hopes the day, along with other events, they can raise enough money to get started on the work as early as possible.

He said: “The idea is to renovate the changing rooms at the pitches which were built pack in the early 1990s.

“We want to get them all cleared up as they are mainly used for storage at the minute, so we want to get them back in use.

“We’re hoping to raise enough money to make a refreshment area some toilets and two changing rooms for the teams to use.

“The club is run by volunteers and we have 17 teams ranging from under-sixes to U16s.

“It’s a fantastic place for our youngsters to play at, so the changing rooms would only add to that.

“We’re lucky as a club to own the pitches and buildings here.

“In the Shropshire league, a lot of teams we visit have fantastic facilities, 3G and 4G pitches as well as cafes on site.”

Simon’s dad, Ian, inspired him to organise the event after he has hosted several successful ones in the past.

He added: “My dad has run a few successful charity golf days in the past, one of which was for Severn Hospice.

“I thought it seems like low hassle and should be quite easy to organise especially with the help of my family.

“There has already been a good level of interest in the day – we already have 20 teams signed up to compete, as well as a number of businesses interested in helping us out.

“We’ve been fundraising for a very long time, so hopefully we can get things going this year.

“Both of my sons play football at grassroots level, and it’s only since they have started playing that I’ve seen just how important this level of football is.

“Seeing how much enjoyment the kids get out of it is amazing.

“It is really important to children, not just in our area but across the country too.”

The tournament will be played in teams of four with an entry fee of £120 per team which includes a meal. Teams can be made up of all men, all women or can be a mixed team.

There will be prizes for the winners of the event.

For more information, contact Simon on 07815 798415.