A NEWLY-formed football club from the greater Castlederg area will compete in the Fermanagh and Western League next season.
An entry from a club called Castlederg United was accepted at the Fermanagh and Western AGM on Monday night and the new entity will play its home games at Spamount Playing Fields.
Initially the team will be made up of former players from Ardstraw, Dergview and Killen Rangers and will be managed by Jake Leitch, who is also acting as club secretary.
Jamie Finlay has been elected the club’s first chairman and he explained the reason behind the formation of a new club in an area that some believe is already well served by it’s long established clubs.
“We are a group of local lads who have always been together but in the last couple of years we have gone and played senior football with different clubs,” he said.
“We always wanted to do something like this going right back to our school days but financially we could never do it.”
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