A NINE-YEAR-OLD football fan is set to take part in a sponsored walk to help raise money for a new pitch for Llandudno FC.

Hollie Jenkins, a pupil at Ysgol Craig y Don, will be joining a sponsored walk organised by Gareth Owen that will take place on Easter Sunday (April 9).

The group will be walking from the summit of the Little Orme to the summit of the Great Orme, and Hollie has already set up a JustGiving page to raise money.

The pitch at Llandudno FC has prevented the team from playing at their OPS Wind Arena home since September, after being designated a health and safety risk after inspection by the FAW and UEFA.


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The company that laid the turf had also gone bust, meaning the existing warranty was void.

Llandudno Albion, a club who shared the ground, are set to fold at the end of this season due to the problems brought on by the pitch.

Nine-year-old Hollie, who plays for Conwy Under 11’s girls team (Llandudno does not have a girls team), is a huge fan of the club, and has travelled to support the team during this time away from the OPS Wind Arena.

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Hollie’s mother Hayley told the Pioneer: “When Hollie heard about the walk she asked if she could take part to help raise money for the new pitch.

“She loves football and plays for Conwy Under 11’s girls team, we have travelled to Nant Porth for most home games and some weekends twice to also support the ladies on a Sunday afternoon.

“Any donations of pennies or snacks are greatly appreciated by Hollie.”

So far, Hollie’s JustGiving page has raised £380, having only set a target of £100.

To view the JustGiving page, go to: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/hollie-walksorme2orme?utm_term=a4VZjdd85.