Yeovil Town broke into the second tier of English football for the first time in their 118-year history this season, but thus far the Somerset side have not exactly set the Championship alight. With nine points from 15 games, they are currently bottom of the pile and looking like a strong relegation contender.
However, it's not all doom and gloom for The Glovers, as they will soon have what every football fan truly covets: their own club girl band.
The troupe of pop performers will soon be assembled to perform at Huish Park before and during games. The Guardian reports:
[Yeovil] will be the first football club to have a girl group and the plan is for the band – to be based on the Pussycat Dolls – to perform at home matches for the rest of the 2013-14 season.
Auditions for females aged 18 and over will be held at Huish Park on 4 December and the successful girls, a lead singer and a group of south west-based dancers, will work with [record label] The Famous Company to record a single that will be released on iTunes. The record will raise money for Prostate Cancer UK – the Football League's official charity.
A Yeovil spokesman has spoken of the myriad benefits of the new girl group, which include raising money for charity and giving the club exposure to new fans via the pop charts. Current fans may also be delighted to see something aesthetically pleasing on the turf, in lieu of a team that wins games.
This wouldn't be Yeovil's first foray into the music industry. In 2004, when they earned an FA Cup Third Round tie with Liverpool (which they lost), they released 'Yeovil True,' a farmer-tastic version of 'Two Little Boys.' Amazingly, this made it to number 36 in the UK charts.