FENLAND is well represented in the England pool team, with five players hailing from the Wisbech area, but the men’s future in the team is under threat unless they get some help.
All five players are delighted to represent their country but are struggling to stump up the cash necessary to get to competitions.
They are now hoping a local business – or possibly more than one – would be willing to sponsor them so they can continue playing for England.
Mark Hughes, from Wisbech, is one of the players. He said: “There’s nothing better than playing for your country. It’s the pinnacle of playing pool.
“There are several other people in the area who are good enough to play for England but they can’t afford it. It seems a shame.”
The team is made up of Mark, Scott Chambers from Outwell, Eric Mohammed from Wisbech, Darren McCarthy from Wisbech and Andy Lucas from Wisbech.
Entering competitions can be pricy, particularly if they are abroad. Sometimes they have to pay to enter the competition in the first place, and then they have to cover transport and accommodation.
The next major competition is at the end of October and is taking place in Manchester. They are also hoping to make the World Championships next year in Turkey.
• If anyone is interested in sponsoring the players, contact Mark on 01945-480332.