Football league to kick off

FOOTBALL teams can sign up for a league that kicks off again this week.

The Grayfields Street League starts on Friday, with matches every Friday from 6pm-9pm until the end of March.

Separate leagues are set up for under 10s, 12s, 14s, 16s and 18s and there will also be coaching sessions for under eights.

The leagues are run by Hartlepool Borough Council’s sport and physical activity team and games are held at Grayfields recreation ground, off Jesmond Gardens, in the town.

Teams entering need a minimum of three players but can have up to five.

There is a charge of £4 per week per team while the structured coaching sessions for youngsters under eight cost £1 per person per week.

For more information, including how to register a team, contact the sport and physical activity team on (01429) 284050 or email