FOOTBALL: A team of detectives and neighbourhood bobbies from Halton and Warrington have begun training in preparation for the biggest police football competition in the world.
Just four months away, the World Police Indoor Soccer Tournament will see more than 100 teams of police officers from across the globe taking part from countries such as; Aruba, Australia, Iceland, Qatar and Switzerland.
Ten Northern Area police officers in total will make up a squad for the five-a side-competition which is being held in The Netherlands on October 9-13.
While they spend their shifts investigating serious crimes and responding to emergency incidents, they're spending their spare time on the pitch perfecting their football skills.
But there's a slight problem for NBC United - the players don't have a kit to wear!
PC Drew Burrows said: 'We are looking for local businesses in Warrington and Halton to support the team by sponsoring a kit for all 10 players.
'This would be a fantastic opportunity to advertise your business and you would be helping us to compete in this prestigious competition.'
All matches will be played according to UEFA futsal rules and regulations at two locations in The Netherlands-Pickerhall in Eibergen and The Elshof in Groenlo.
NBC United is also planning to compete in next month's Moss Farm seven-a-side competition being held at Barnton in Warrington on July 22.
Anyone interested in sponsoring NBC United can contact DC Drew Burrows on: 01244 613864.
The name 'NBC United' was chosen to represent the Northern Area BCU which covers Warrington and Halton where the officers police.