Meet the team that can move the goalposts

First bus driver Mike Watson and Wheatley Wanderers players celebrate getting money for new goal posts
First bus driver Mike Watson and Wheatley Wanderers players celebrate getting money for new goal posts
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A JUNIOR soccer team has scored a winner after receiving a cash donation worth hundreds of pounds from the bus company First.

Wheatley Wanderers juniors has been given £1,750 to buy two sets of portable goalposts.

The club runs teams from under-sevens to under-12s, and has 80 youngsters who play at pitches near First’s depot in Leger Way.

First, the main bus operator in Doncaster, has recently set up a regional charity committee to consider requests for funding and gifts from groups and organisations across the north of England.

The committee aims to provide charitable support in line with three specific criteria - young people, health and the environment.

Mike Watson, a First driver who helps to run Wheatley Wanderers, said: “Getting suitable goalposts for young kids on pitches in Doncaster can be a real challenge and having two sets of our own portable goalposts will give us more flexibility arranging matches.”