Football time

The Northumberland Lightning – the county’s first American football team – will be holding a rookie open day this Sunday between 9am and noon at Ashington Rugby Club.

The club is looking for players, coaches, helpers, photographers and media who would like to get involved with the sport.

The club has fixtures lined up for 2014 and is also keen to hear from women and those wanting to play non-contact.

Anyone attending the rookie day should bring football boots, gum shield and water.

For more information, send an email to headcoach@north