NEWSOME Working Men's Football Club is celebrating finally having its own pitch.
For some time, the club had to play matches at playing fields at Moor End High School, in Crosland Moor.
Players were plagued with litter on the pitch, including glass, used needles, mattresses and burnt out TVs.
Sometimes referees cancelled matches because of the state of the pitches.
But the Huddersfield District League club have now managed to lease a pitch at Headfield Road in Newsome. They will rent it for two years from Kirklees Council.
The team has erected a covered area, cleared all the overgrown bushes and played their first match there against Loughborough in a charity game.
The club are also allowing Newsome United under 17s to play on the field on a Sunday, because their usual pitch at Newsome High School is being re-drained for the next year.
The teams currently use Primrose Hill Cricket Club's changing facilities but plan to get their own next year.
Newsome WMFC first team manager, Rob Laverick, said: "We have had a good response from the local residents that have been walking past while we have been clearing up, saying the area looks a lot better.
"It was so important to be able to play our home matches in Newsome, because we did not get much support playing at Crosland Moor."
Newsome WMFC was formed in 1999 and has a first and second team.
Collectively, they have won seven league titles and the Groom Cup.