BURY AFC’s new women’s side will play their games at Unsworth CC this season.

Set to play on Sunday afternoons, they will share the facilities with FC Unsworth, who have been based at the ground since 2017.

Head of women's team operations Casey Lynchey said: “We are delighted to have secured a pitch share with FC Unsworth at Unsworth Cricket Club.

"It is an excellent grass pitch, in a good location for players and staff, with superb facilities that the squad will appreciate.

“We are hoping that by providing an excellent facility, we will encourage as many Bury fans and members of the local community as possible down to watch the women’s team embarking on their first season.”

The first test event will take place next Thursday, June 24, when the first team will take on the reserve team in a friendly, 7pm kick-off.

The club are on the lookout for volunteers to help on match-days in roles including pitch and goal preparation, stewarding and clearing up after matches. Email women@buryafc.uk to express an interest.