DONCASTER Belles are to move to a new Ground - to be closer to their own planned stadium.

The successful women's team are quitting the stadium they share with Hatfield Main to move in with Brodsworth Miners Welfare at their home in


And Belles' general manager Mick Abrahams said the switch would help to bring the Belles' set up under a smaller umbrella.

"Brodsworth is just five minutes down the road from our own proposed stadium development and it is also nearer to our training ground," he said.

Belles played the whole of last season at Hatfield and expect to spend the next two years at Brodsworth while work is completed on their brand new stadium in Toll Bar.

Added Abrahams: "Hatfield have been absolutely brilliant to us and we thank

them for that.

"But we feel we would be better suited to playing on this side of town and we hope that the fans we have in the Hatfield area will still travel with us."

However, the reserves side will stay at Main's Broadway ground in Dunscroft.

The Belles will have their first taste of action in their new surroundings this Sunday when Garswood Saints are the visitors for a League Cup clash.

Kick-off is 2pm.

Belles' first league match at Brodsworth will be against Everton the following Sunday.

* The club's game at Arsenal last Sunday was postponed due to difficulties resulting from the fuel crisis and will be rescheduled for early next year.