A DERELICT football ground could soon be transformed in a £500,000 scheme.
Warrenside at Deighton, the former home of Bradley Rangers, is earmarked for rejuvenation by the Sikh Youth Sports Foundation, of which the Yorkshire Lions are a subsidiary.
The Lions, who are in the District and BUPA Junior leagues, play at Warrenside, but there is no clubhouse or changing rooms.
However, the Lions intend putting that right soon with this scheme.
It is also hoped to include other sports, as well as football, in the ambitious plans.
Bradley Rangers last played on the ground about 10 years ago.
Since then, the rundown clubhouse and changing facilities have been flattened.
The Foundation is a non-profit organisation run by local volunteers.
Their aim is to turn people away from drugs and crime by involving them in sport and recreation.
Bal Khela, a director of the Foundation, said: "We have plans to develop the site for the benefit of all.
"The Lions play soccer on the pitch but have no changing facilities.
"The Foundation hopes to rectify this as soon as possible," he said.
"We have signed a 25-year lease with Kirklees and there are detailed plans for a clubhouse and changing facilities.
"We have been promised grants to help reach our target."
"We need to raise about £100, 000 ourselves and have, with various efforts, already made about £30,000," added Mr Khela.
The Foundation hopes its next fundraising event will go a long way towards reaching the target.
Coming up shortly is the Fusion Ball, run by the British Indian Association at Leeds United's Elland Road ground on Friday, June 18.
The guest speakers will include Mike Jatania, chief executive of Lornamead, a personal and home care group of companies.
Other speakers will be Home Office Minister of State Baroness Scotland of Asthal and West Yorkshire Chief Constable Colin Cramphorn.
The British Indian Association promotes and celebrates the success of the Indian community in Britain.
The Foundation and Yorkshire Lions will be the major beneficiaries from next week's ball.
If everything goes to plan, Warrenside could be transformed into a fine sporting complex.