A FOOTBALL club is brewing up a treat for Christmas to help raise funds for a new sports field.
Crick Athletic Football Club is selling its own beer called Bowled Over to make money for the planned sports field off Yelvertoft Road in the village.
It follows on from an event held in the village in October.
The project co-ordinator for the planned sports field Ian Gidley said: “There was a beer made up for the Crick Feast which was sold at the event and we used that idea to try and make money for the new sports field.
“We are trying to promote it by saying to people that when you make a donation to a charitable cause, you don’t get anything out of it.
“With this, you make a donation and you get some nice beer into the bargain.”
Bowled Over, which is described as a mid-brown sessions ale with an excellent hop finish, has been on sale for the past week and has already gone down well with the locals.
Mr Gidley said: “There has been a lot of good reaction from people so far.
“We ordered 40 cases from the brewery and so far we have sold 23 of them so they are selling very quick. It is acting as a nice present for people for Christmas.”
The beer has been produced by Nobby’s Brewery in Guilsborough and, with all of the hard work done, he hopes it will be available all year.
Mr Gidley added: “The hardest part is coming up with the label, the name and making it, so it would be very easy to ask the brewery for more.
“We would love this to be on sale all the year round if possible.”
The idea for the name has come about because all sporting facilities will be improved if the new field is developed. So far £70,000 as been collected towards the likely total £1.2 million cost of the project.
Mr Gidley said: “We tried to think of a footballing pun for the name but couldn’t come up with one.
“The cricket club has helped us a lot so Bowled Over seems like the right name.”
The cask ale is on sale from The Red Lion and The Royal Oak in the village along with the Crick Ex-Serviceman’s Club.
Bottles will also be available to purchase at £2.50 each or £30 for a case of 12 bottles (500ml each). Gift presentation boxes of 3 bottles cost £10.
To order bottles e-mail email@example.com or phone 01788 824346 or via any committee member.