CHESTER Wheelchair Jets face Sheffield Steelers at Darland Sports Centre tomorrow (tip-off 3pm) but a greater challenge lies ahead.
The club says it is close to folding due to lack of funds after four years in the National League.
In order to keep the club alive, it must find £5,000 per season to cover running costs, officials and travel costs.
A non-profit making organisation, the club doesn't just offer training to the disabled but to people of all ages and abilities from Cheshire, Merseyside and North Wales.
'We are lucky to have coaching on a voluntary basis by Peter Barron from Ireland, assisted by Colette Allerston,' said team captain Anna Jackson.
'Despite our link with Chester Jets, the Wheelchair Jets are self funding, reliant on the generosity of the public and business sectors.
'As well as the £5,000 we need to stay afloat, we need £1,500 to provide sports wheelchairs for junior members and are seeking a sponsor to provide that through a joint scheme with RGK Wheelchairs and The Lord's Taverners.
'We are currently in second in the third division and are aiming for promotion, but that will not happen without financial assistance.
'One way people can help is to come along to our matches, entry is only £1. If you can help us in any other way, please visit our website at www.chesterwheelchairjets.org.uk or contact the club on 07711 356541.'