THE North West Counties Football League and GroundhopUK recently announced the host clubs for the 2022 NWCFL Groundhop.

The event will take place between 4-6 March and will feature seven matches across the East Lancashire and Yorkshire area of the League’s footprint. It marks the return of the Groundhop to the NWCFL after a year out due to the pandemic. The North West Counties League Groundhop was the only one of the “hops” to run in 2020, taking place just a few weeks before “Lockdown”!

The matches chosen for this season’s event are, as always, still subject to final confirmation at this point. However, the draft schedule is as follows:

Friday 4 March:

7.45pm Golcar United v Campion, Division 1 North

There are four games on Saturday March 5, but Ilkley enter on Sunday 6 March: 2.30pm Ilkley Town v Garstang, Division 1 North