Workington Diamonds football club have put out an SOS to help them create a home of their own.

Founder Andy Rush always had a dream to see his team create a permanent base – and now with a patch of land to call their own for the next five years, he can see it coming true.

The club hopes to put in some changing rooms, storage, toilets and fence off the land, along with some tea and coffee making facilities at their new base just off Mossbay Road in Workington.

But all of this comes at a price and they are appealing to businesses and the local community to help them out.

“At the moment the land is just open so we need to fence it off to secure the pitch away from dog fouling and we will need cabins for changing rooms and storage,” said Rush, who runs the girls football club with help from wife Nichola.

“We have got this land for the next five years but we need money and support to put everything else in place, the fencing alone could set us back about £3,000.

“We think it could cost in the region of £5,000 to get everything but costs are always on the rise.”

The Diamonds have been playing their games from the Ranch, also in Moss Bay.

But, because of the sheer numbers involved at the club now, Rush wanted a more permanent base.

“We are not moving away from The Ranch either but with the growth of the girls and ladies side we wanted somewhere to call a home base,” he added.

“Hopefully our ladies team can play from there as well.”

The Diamonds set off several years ago with just an idea, a dedicated coach and around six players.

Now the club boasts more than 130 players, several coaches and their own open age team.

And the ever-expanding club now also has a pan-disability team added to the ranks alongside squads from under-8s right through the age ranges to the open age ladies side.

The club is keen to fund raise for the project themselves and they are holding a race night tonight and have a pie and pea supper and prize bingo scheduled in.

But if anyone can come forward and help them reach their dream they should contact Nichola Rush via her Facebook page.