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Football: Grant award to pitch in for association

thisiswiltshire.co.uk (532 hits)

WOOTTON Bassett Town Sports Association are celebrating a major boost to the £6 million development of their new home after they were handed £300,000 of funding from Sport England. The sports association, which is made up of the town’s football, cricket, tennis and road running clubs, are relocating from their current site at Rylands Way to a new base on Malmesbury Road, which is set to include four grass pitches, eight tennis courts and two cricket squares. The £300,000 windfall will go towards adding a new full-size artificial pitch that will be used by a host of different clubs year-round. “The site... More... (3G Footbal Pitch)


Couch potatoes challenged to use new Uckfield pitch

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Rapid progress on a new state-of-the-art sports facility means Uckfield people have no excuses to be couch potatoes this summer. The town’s new all-weather sports pitch is nearing completion. All Weather Pitch for You (AWP4U) co-ordinator Jeremy Hallett now wants to encourage people to sign up to use the pitch. He said: “We are now planning for its opening and actual use rather than its construction. If anyone would like to get their name down for kicking a ball around who perhaps gave up a few, or many, years ago I will be very pleased to hear from them. “Part of the challenge... More... (3G Footbal Pitch)


Building work starts on long-awaited Wotton-under-Edge community sport facility by WCSF

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DEVELOPMENT work to build community sports facilities in Wotton-under-Edge has at long last begun. Recent support from Renishaw founder Sir David McMurtry has enabled the Wotton Community Sports Foundation (WCSF) to begin the transformation of their New Road site into a thriving recreation area. The group was set up in 1998 to establish outdoor sports facilities in the town and has been carrying out landscaping work on the site over the past year in preparation for the addition of two sports pitches. WCSF signed the contract with local construction firm Swinhay Ltd on Friday, April 12 and machinery started heading onto the site... More... (3G Footbal Pitch)


£1.5m Rankin revamp starts

greenocktelegraph.co.uk (823 hits)

WORK has started on the latest project in Inverclyde Council's £14.5 million investment in leisure facilities. A new £1.5 million grass football pitch and pavilion - including three changing rooms and disabled changing - is being built at Rankin Park in Greenock. Councillor Michael McCormick, environment and regeneration convener, said: "We are committed to creating first class facilities within our communities to promote healthy lifestyles and provide the opportunity for people to meet and socialise through sport. "This new development will add to our impressive portfolio of leisure sites and will be a real asset for Greenock and Inverclyde." Other key projects in the... More... (Football Clubs)


New pitch opened at Meadowbank

theedinburghreporter.co.uk (608 hits)

A new pitch was formally opened at Meadowbank Sports Centre yesterday, with the local MSP, Kenny MacAskill and Councillor Richard Lewis, Culture Convenor on hand for a bit of football practice with some young Leith Athletic players. The pitch was paid for by £300,000 from the Scottish Government Cashback for Communities programme and the balance by The City of Edinburgh Council. Cashback for Communities uses monies recovered from proceeds of crime in local communities. Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill said: “I am delighted to have the opportunity to open the new state of the art facilities here at Meadowbank. It’s fantastic to see... More... (3G Footbal Pitch)


Derry City use St. Columb’s College’s new 3G pitch

derryjournal.com (550 hits)

DERRY City have opted to take full advantage of the recent opening of St. Columb’s College’s new 3G pitch, the club having trained on the new facility this week. ARTHUR DUFFY reports Given that tonight’s opponents at Oriel Park (7.45 p.m.) play on a similar surface, Brandywell boss, Declan Devine has left nothing to chance. Interestingly, Devine is looking forward to watching his players perform on the astro-turf pitch, suggesting that the surfaces he has encountered at UCD and Bohemians, in particular, this season have been far from perfect. “I’ve no problems whatsoever travelling to play on the artificial surface at Dundalk,” claimed the... More... (Football Clubs)


Stewartry to get a 3G pitch

dgstandard.co.uk (410 hits)

The Stewartry is set to get its first 3G sports pitch within the next few months. Councillors swept away fears the district was being left out in the cold when they agreed to put up £275,000 to create the all-weather facility at Kirkcudbrights St Marys Park home of South of Scotland League side St Cuthbert Wanderers. The authority will now apply to SportScotland for a similar amount. The commitment to install a similar pitch at Dalbeatties new school remains but members recognised that is still some time away. While 3G pitches have been appearing across the rest of the region, it looked as if... More... (Football Clubs)


£10m Belle Vue Sports Village plans unveiled

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Proposals for a £10million sporting hub at Belle Vue in East Manchester have been unveiled. The £10 million development will offer a range of unique, world class sports facilities for community use and elite sportsmen and women alike – while modernising the existing Belle Vue Leisure Centre. The proposals include a new National Speedway Stadium and National Speedway Academy, a new all-weather pitch, a new National Basketball Centre, new rugby pitch and high quality improvements to the existing fitness and leisure facilities. In terms of speedway, £4.5m building costs for the new National Speedway Stadium will be funded by the city council. This... More... (3G Footbal Pitch)


Winners in the war on crime

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Henry McClelland first passed through the turnstiles of his beloved Galabank in 1977 when Annan Athletic’s ground boasted little more than patchy grass and rusted goalposts. Today McClelland stands proud as club chairman and last summer he oversaw a £600,000 facelift to this modest little ground, tucked away in a corner of rural south-west Scotland. In addition to the implementation of an all-weather third generation (3G) pitch last summer, the Scottish Third Division outfit constructed a large terracing area and refurbished various parts of the 2,500-capacity Galabank facility. This was largely aided by the Scottish government’s Cashback for Communities scheme, which invests... More... (News)


Royals submit plans for new development

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The Journal can today reveal that Kirkley and Pakefield FC will submit plans for a new £550,000 development to transform Walmer Road next week. It comes as they “formally lodged” notice of interest in the scheme with the Football Foundation this week. The proposals could see a new state-of-the-art 3G AGP (artificial grass pitch) installed on the grounds where K&P;’s youth teams and two of their senior sides currently play. A club spokesman said: “This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Our notice of interest in the scheme has been formally lodged with the Football Foundation and a full application will be submitted next... More... (Football Clubs)

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What does '3G pitch' mean?

The artificial turf named '3G' (Third Generation) is a surface created using synthetic fibres and rubbers, made to look like grass. Unlike previous artificial surfaces, the pitch does not contain sand, therefore it is much less likely to cause friction burns to the skin. The main reason for its use is maintenance—artificial turf stands up to heavy use, particularly in sports, and requires no irrigation or trimming.

How much to build a 3g football pitch?

The 3G surfaces have evolved to mimic the playing characteristics of a natural field but can be used endlessly in all weather conditions. The third generation surfaces is what all the premier league teams train on and to build a full size football pitch with fencing, floodlighting, drainage, groundworks and surfacing costs approximately 600k. This price is based on the site being good access and existing level conditions to the site.

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