New 3G synthetic Pitches Now
Council have been working with various partners this year to
develop their brand new 3G synthetic pitches. The
facility at Penkridge Leisure Centre opened in July and
is proving a real success with its users.
Penkridge Leisure Centre,
together with Wolgarston High School, Penkridge Juniors FC,
Stafford Rangers Juniors FC and Staffordshire County Council,
together received £343,000 from the Football Foundation which has
been invested into the cost of the new synthetic football
pitches and floodlights which are located at Penkridge
Leisure Centre with the adjoining Wolgarston High School.
Two local football clubs
will benefit from having a state of the art home venue and thanks
to a grant of £150,000 from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities
Fund, the school changing rooms will also be upgraded in order to
accommodate a multitude of local sports clubs and teams that
currently use the leisure centre including those that travel to use
the facilities from the surrounding Black Country.
Additionally Codsall Leisure
Centre's new 3G pitch also opened for use this week. Codsall's new
pitch has been developed in conjunction with Codsall Community High
School, Staffordfshire County Council, Jaguar Land Rover, Sport
England and Interserve.
Bond, Cabinet Member for Environmental Services at South
Staffordshire Council said: “This project is an
excellent example of public and private organisations coming
together for the good people in South Staffordshire”.
Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing at Staffordshire
County Council said: “This grant is great news and
means more people in South Staffordshire and beyond will be able to
play sport and enjoy healthier, more active lifestyles”.
Chief Executive of the Football Foundation, said: “I
am delighted to see this tremendous investment in new facilities
which will be an asset for the local community for many years to
come. The project group has all worked tirelessly in
partnership with Staffordshire FA to reach this stage and deserve
great credit for their efforts.
“Projects like this
would not be possible without the essential support of our funding
partners the Premier League, The FA and the Government, whose
crucial financial backing is helping to transform the grassroots
landscape in this country.”
For more information
including availability, prices and bookings please contact
Dale Mansell on 01902
696532, or alternatively email firstname.lastname@example.org