Fire at football club destroys seating and goalposts

Players at Hemsworth Miners Welfare Football Club, pictured in 2015.
Players at Hemsworth Miners Welfare Football Club, pictured in 2015.

A fire at Hemsworth Miners Welfare F.C caused hundreds of pounds of damage over the weekend.

The fire melted a number of the 50 new seats which were due to be installed at the club, and caused damage to goalposts and nets in a storage unit.

It is believed that the fire was started deliberately.

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Replacing the damaged equipment will cost the club hundreds of pounds, with the damaged net alone estimated to be worth £700.

The club are not seeking any criminal charges, but would like to know how the fire started.

A spokesperson for the club said: “I am asking the community for help to find out who did this.”

Anyone with any information on the fire is urged to contact Hemsworth Miners Welfare F.C. on Facebook, or at 01977 614997.