THE UK’s largest online football club car boot sale is set to be launched in Leigh in a bid to raise money for the grassroots game.

Registered charity Kits ‘N’ Boots will be officially launched in the autumn after a pilot scheme is opened to 49 clubs and 315 teams within a five-mile radius of Leigh Town Hall.

That would see approximately 3,000 children benefitting from the money raised and more than 500 adult footballers.

The charity website is currently being developed and, if successful, could be rolled out across the country. More information will be available soon.