TODAY we can exclusively reveal the truth behind the rather disturbingly named Eastleigh Pink Ladies.
Three teenagers from The Academy, in Eastleigh, checked in at the Cuestars Under-21 Team – Club Challenge under a name which may have caused the odd snigger in some misinformed quarters.
But, as we shall discover later, it wasn’t so much the lads getting in touch with their feminine side – it was more a case of cherchez la femme.
Following a tip off, a team of investigative journalists from cuestars.uk.com were dispatched to discover the secret.
Pledging to leave no stone unturned in their quest for the truth, the battle-hardened hacks quizzed two members of the ‘Pink Ladies’.
Eastleigh teenager Liam Burnet eventually cracked under intense interrogation.
The 16-year-old told reporters: “Because it’s a bit off fun.”
Following this shock revelation, the focus turned to ring-leader Ben Tanner, the oldest of the three.
He revealed the real reason in a full and frank statement.
“My girlfriend Troi Jacqueline was the manager,” said the 18-year-old from Boyatt Wood. “And she decided the name.”
Lee Bell, 17, from Sholing, was unavailable for comment.
Inspired by Troi, Eastleigh Pink Ladies won four of their seven matches and finished third out of eight teams in the tournament at Player’s in Westbury.
Tanner slotted in breaks of 47, 40 and 39. And Bell compiled a 46.
The trio all play on the Cuestars South of England Under-21 Gold Tour. Bell is currently second after six of the eight legs. Tanner is sixth and Burnet is 12th.
Swindon Jesters Aces won the event.
A Cuestars spokesman warned players from other clubs that all team names WILL be investigated and the truth WILL be uncovered.
Next week: the strange story behind the bizarrely named Westbury A side.