Community news - Crofton

NOSTELL: Fixtures for tomorrow for Nostell MWFC are as follows. The first team are at home to Selby Town, meet at 1.30pm for a kick off at 3pm. The second team are away to Ossett Common, meet at 1pm for a 2.30pm kick off. The third team have an away fixture against Snydale Athletic in the Jim Callaghan Cup, meet at 12.30pm for a kick off at 2pm. On Sunday, October 30 Nostell Ladies are at home to Farsley Celtic Ladies in a cup match kicking off at Nostell at 1pm. Wakefield FC Ladies have a home league match at Nostell on Sunday against South Durham Ladies, kicking off at 2pm.

SPORTS: Crofton Sports AFC have two games tomorrow. The first team are away to Dewsbury Old Boys and the second team are at home to Dewsbury Old Boys. Meet at the Weavers Green at 12.30pm for kick offs at 2.30pm. Match ball sponsors are JH Lawn Mower Services.

COUGARS: Crofton Cougars ARLFC have an away league game tomorrow against Ryhill Hammers, kick off 2.30pm.

BINGO AND BOOKS: Today in Crofton Library free bingo and refreshments starting at 2.30pm to 4pm.

TOTS ’N BABES: Will resume its meetings at Shay Lane Primary School on Monday, October 31 from 9.30am to 11am, when face painting, crafts and fancy dress takes place for Halloween. Suitable for children up to five.

BLOOD: There was a good attendance of donors this week when the National Blood Service held two sessions at the Crofton Community Centre. Statistics will appear in this column next week.

COFFEE MORNING: Tomorrow morning starting at 10am to noon in All Saints’ Church for a coffee morning with seasonal refreshments, all proceeds for All Saints.

MOTHERS: Members each decorated a cup cake at the meeting last night in the community centre. Next meeting is on Thursday, November 10.

MEMORIAL GARDEN: At a recent parish council meeting it was stated that there was need for improvement to the memorial garden at the Crofton cemetery. Quotes are now being sought.

LEE RICHARDS: Lee has now raised £2,000 towards his £4,000 target for Wakefield Hospice from his recent 2011 challenges. His recent Mudrunner race at Eastnor Castle was completed in one hour 24 minutes. Next challenges are the Helvellyn Trail and the Ullswater Trail races on November 5 and 6. You can sponsor him at

PACT: Crofton’s Neighbourhood Policing team will be at the Crofton Academy on Tuesday, November 1 at 7pm.

CROFTON WMC: A modern instrumental duo Deviance will provide the entertainment at Crofton WMC tomorrow evening starting at 8pm.

READING: Members of the Crofton Reading group meet on Wednesday, November 2 in the library to meet Yorkshire playwright Michael Yates, whose recent play The Bronte Boy depicting Branwell Bronte’s life, has recently toured parts of Leeds, Halifax, Bradford and Wakefield. The male lead from the play won the best actor at the recent Wakefield Festival. Copies of the play will be available for purchase to reading group members. Everyone welcome to the meeting which is free. For seating purposes, new members are asked to register their names with the library by telephoning 01924 303960. The next book to be reviewed will be The Finest Hour and a Half by Lissa Evans.