Dugg from The First 90 Minutes.com Category: Football Clubs /component/option,com_tpdugg/id,2/task,category/ Sat, 26 Oct 2013 04:22:36 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Football club to get artificial pitch /component/option,com_tpdugg/id,39/task,detail/ A FOOTBALL club has been given permission to install an artificial pitch amid concerns that cancelled matches were turning youngsters away from the game. Ladybridge Football Club, whose players play on pitches off Tempest Road, Lostock, applied for permission to replace grass with a state-of-the-art 3G artificial pitch and erect a 2m security fence around it. The scheme has now been approved — despite objections the work was not in keeping with the pitch’s green belt status. Volunteer coach Andrew Holliday, said: “The rainfall over the last few years has been no blip and four of the wettest five years on record have... Thu, 02 May 2013 15:17:30 +0100 Queens in bid for further 600k development at Palmerston /component/option,com_tpdugg/id,38/task,detail/ Queen of the South are moving ahead with plans for a £600,000 revamp of the old Tesco building at Palmerston. The club have applied for funding from an unnamed source to help pay for the creation of two indoor seven-a-side 3G pitches within the old supermarket. New changing facilities will also be part of the scheme that chairman Billy Hewitson hopes could start within three months. He told Standard Sport: “This is what I originally wanted to happen at Palmerston. “We hope to hear about the funding by the end of June and if it is successful work will start immediately.” Volunteers have been working... Fri, 26 Apr 2013 17:44:44 +0100 QPR get Warren Farm green Light /component/option,com_tpdugg/id,36/task,detail/ QUEENS Park Rangers football club is delighted to confirm it has been given the go ahead to progress its plans for a state-of-the-art training ground facility at the Warren Farm site. At a meeting this evening (Wednesday 24th April), Ealing Councillors voted in favour of granting planning permission for the club's proposal to build a full multi-purpose Elite Training Facility and Community Sports Complex on the Warren Farm site. It is intended that works will begin in the coming months, with the facility set to be ready ahead of the 2015/16 season. QPR CEO Philip Beard told www.qpr.co.uk: “This is a landmark day... Thu, 25 Apr 2013 07:34:02 +0100 Tender race kicks-off for £25m QPR training ground /component/option,com_tpdugg/id,35/task,detail/ The tender race has begun for Queens Park Rangers’ new £25m training ground which was given the green light by planners last night. Rangers are pushing ahead with the Elite Training Facility and Community Sports Complex on the Warren Farm site in Southall despite languishing in the Premier League relegation zone. The club hope to start construction before the end of the summer with the new training ground due to be ready ahead of the 2015/16 season. QPR CEO Philip Beard said: “This is a landmark day for Queens Park Rangers Football Club. “There is a lot of hard work ahead of us as... Thu, 25 Apr 2013 07:24:03 +0100 £1.5m Rankin revamp starts /component/option,com_tpdugg/id,28/task,detail/ 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... Thu, 18 Apr 2013 17:44:50 +0100 Derry City use St. Columb’s College’s new 3G pitch /component/option,com_tpdugg/id,26/task,detail/ 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... Tue, 16 Apr 2013 14:24:22 +0100 Stewartry to get a 3G pitch /component/option,com_tpdugg/id,25/task,detail/ 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... Tue, 16 Apr 2013 14:09:55 +0100 Royals submit plans for new development /component/option,com_tpdugg/id,22/task,detail/ 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... Tue, 16 Apr 2013 13:47:24 +0100 Corrib Rangers AFC gets long lease for 3G pitch /component/option,com_tpdugg/id,13/task,detail/ Westside football club Corrib Rangers AFC has been given a ten year lease on a 3G all weather sports facility with floodlights at the Corrib Park Neighbourhood Park. The lease was approved at Monday’s city council meeting. A report was circulated to councillors from City Hall’s director of services Ciarán Hayes. The report stated that the council proposed to lease the facility to the club, subject to compliance with a number of conditions. These include the term of lease for a period of 10 years; the payment of rent of €1,200 a year, to be reviewed after five years; and the... Tue, 16 Apr 2013 11:15:04 +0100 New lease of life for AFC Ludlow football ground /component/option,com_tpdugg/id,12/task,detail/ The new owner of AFC Ludlow Town’s SBS stadium today said he hoped to develop it into a ‘thriving sporting facility’ for the local community. Local businessman Matt Davies said the lifting of a historic covenant on the site in Bromfield Road meant local hockey, rugby and athletics clubs could now use its £2 million facilities, which includes a state of the art full size 3G artificial pitch. It comes after it was revealed Mr Davies, who runs Showtime Security Ltd in Craven Arms, was the head of a consortium that had agreed a deal to buy the ground for an undisclosed... Tue, 16 Apr 2013 09:43:55 +0100