THEATRE students hope their new musical is going to score with audiences.

And they are looking for support from football fans across Huddersfield.

Rehearsals have kicked off for Huddersfield Town the Musical which has been written by second year music theatre students at Bretton Hall College.

Football fans and musical lovers are now being invited to the first show next month.

A special performance is being given at Huddersfield's McAlpine Stadium on Tuesday, May 11, in aid of the club's Survival Trust.

The Trust was set up last year when the very future of the long- established football club was in doubt.

They raised tens of thousands of pounds to safeguard the club and have continued to organise fundraising events.

The creators of the new production says the story begins in March 2003.

An advert in a match programme appeals for a HTFC women's team to bring back pride to the town.

But when the Slapperthwaite Ladies team starts playing - and playing badly - they realise they need help.

The coach who turns up, however, isn't quite what they expected.

The musical includes familiar Huddersfield anthems such as The Terriers Song, Pratty Flowers and Stand Up If You Hate Bradford.

It has been produced by senior drama tutor Arthur Pritchard with music direction by Gary Hargreaves.

And the hope is it will be as successful as Peter Jackson's side, currently challenging for promotion from Division 3.