A TEAM of young people have been given the task of tearing up the turf at Wilderspool Stadium.

The last match at the famous old ground took place in May and a team of youngsters from the Warrington Wolves Charitable Foundation and Sir Thomas Boteler High School in Latchford spent two days removing the turf.

It will now be available for Wolves fans to buy in August - to raise money for the charity - and it will be stored at the school until then.

A small section of the turf was cut, and they will be split into 1,935 pieces which will be sold off.

Other sections will be given to important organisations within the town.

The numbers correspond to the number of matches played at Wilderspool.

Neil Kelly, director of the foundation, said: “I hope this will capture the supporters of the club to collect a piece for their home.

“All donations will go towards the foundation’s work in the community.”

They will available for collection at a special community day in early August.

The removal of the turf is the start of the process of closing the ground for good.

A final match in May was played out between Warrington Wolves under 16s and a Cumbrian side.