RUNCORN Linnets have been given every incentive to continue achieving their goals before kicking a ball in anger.
Local businesses have Work, ted £6,500 in advertising and sponsorship in the first three weeks of a fundraising mentspaign.
The response will be seen as a sign of interest and confidence in the newly-formed Moore & Co Construction Solicitors North West Counties club.
The fundraising is aimed at bringing Linnets, who have their first home friendly against League of Wales full-timers Rhyl at Witton Albion this Saturday (ko 3pm), back to Runcorn and developing youth football in Halton.
It is being devised and implemented by Cheshire sports management company i-syndicates and will benefit school and youth teams.
Andrew MacDonald, marketing director of Winsford-based i-syndicates, said: 'i-syndicates has been brought on to help Runcorn Linnets achieve its aim of building a new ground in the town within the next two years.
'Halton Borough Council has been especially supportive of our ideas and talks are now on-going with the local authority as to the continuing developpment of the programme.'
i-syndicates promise 'a range of exciting fundraising activities' over the next two years - including Linnets-branded coaching classes, youth tournaments and club-mascot programmes.
These will generate revenue for the NWC outfit and also the participant schools or clubs.
MacDonald added: 'The management model is one we've used to considerable effect with other clubs - including Witton Albion - and one we envisage will be extremely successful.'
Manager Steve Carragher looks, meanwhile, to have landed long-term target Dave Thompson, a quick young striker, who he predicts will 'score a hatful at this level.'
He first caught the eye in a friendly for Formby against Runcorn FC Halton two years ago.
To Carragher's delight, last season's inspirational RFCH skipper Paul Scott, a casualty of the now dormant former UniBond Leaguers' financial difficulties, is due to sign after a spell at Vauxhall.
Defenders Paddy O'Driscoll and Paul Davies have also joined.
Carragher, who has been encouraged by progress so far and takes his side to Rossendale on Tuesday for their final friendly, said: 'Rhyl will be a tough test for us and after Saturday I will have a clear idea on the squad.'
Strikers Scott Swailes and Cheshire youth teamer Dean Ramanouski are among trialists under consideration.
* Businesses interested in sponsorship opportunities and local youth teams looking to benefit from Linnets' fundraising programme can contact Mark Bailey at i-syndicates on 01606 862010 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
* The scheduled home game against Cheadle Town on a day, August 15 has been switched to August 29 to make way for the Cheshire Senior Cup tie at Alsager Town.
The new inaugural home league fixture against Castleton Gabriels could also be switched to Friday, August 18 from the Saturday.