Wash and go….Wembley beckons for Diggle School youngsters

YOUNGSTERS at Diggle Primary School have set themselves a fund-raising goal as part of their road to Wembley experience.

The Arsenal v Chelsea Women’s FA Cup Final football match at Wembley last year
Photo: Adam Scott for FA

Around 50 pupils have signed up for a trip to watch the SSE Women’s FA Cup at the National Stadium on Saturday, May 4.

To ensure it’s a day to remember the Sam Road school is holding a sponsored car wash on Saturday, March 2 between 9am and 12.30pm.

Drivers will be asked to pay £5 and that includes a free cup of tea or coffee. There will be a separate cake sale to boost funds.

Football loving teacher Leanne Hazelhurst, a Manchester City season ticket holder and one-time Rochdale FC mascot, has organised the Wembley day out.

“I love football and think it’s good to promote the women’s game,” said Leanne who previously had trials for Curzon Ashton ladies.

“I read that the women’s FA Cup final is the most family friendly football occasion.

“So, I thought I would see if there would be any interest and 50 children, both girls and boys, will be going to Wembley in May, which is fantastic.”

The competition is currently at the quarter-final stage and could see a Manchester derby final.

United take on Reading while City, winners of the women’s League Cup against Arsenal last Saturday, host Liverpool. Ties to be played on Sunday, March 17.

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