Hornets look for level playing field
posted by: M44 - Thursday 18th September, 2008
Irlam Hornets A.R.L.F.C have been left without a home, after a recent failed attempt to secure a pitch to play their matches on.
The team, established 35 years ago, are still without a ground to call their home despite campaigning to play their home games on pitches in Silver Street, close to their Club House.
They had almost secured the pitch this week but confusion over an existing lease application by local football club, Irlam FC, left the Hornets in a state of rejection and back where they started.
For now, the long established Irlam club will play their matches in Cadishead, sharing a pitch with Cadishead Rhinos.
Club manager John Conner said "We've been forced to play everywhere but Irlam and we play a lot of games over in Cadishead.
We are going to lose the team and all the kids who play here because we have to go so far for the matches.
We'd happily share a pitch if it was possible but it's like hitting my head against a brick wall."
A long term solution may be available, with Salford City Council looking into the options.
A Council spokesman said "We are seeking another piece of land for Irlam Hornets and hope to resolve the situation in the near future."
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