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College opens £120,000 3G sports pitch for town's sports people
5:29pm Tuesday 24th September 2013 in News
A SCHEME to upgrade a worn out all weather pitch to create a £120,000 3G playing surface has been completed.
A new ultra-modern third-generation artificial pitch has been created at Sunnydale Community College, Shildon.
The work has been funded by Durham County Council, local councillors, Shildon Sunnydale Community College and Sport England.
The facility will be used by the college’s pupils during school lessons and play time.
Ron Milton, head of PE at the college, said: “This new facility will add tremendous value to the sports programme at the school.”
The facility can be accessed at certain times by Shildon Sunnydale Leisure Centre users.
Ben Kelsey, centre manager, said: “We know that the new pitch will be welcomed and used extensively by local clubs and the immediate and wider community.
“Improvements have also been made to floodlighting, so that the pitch can remain open for longer hours during the winter months and provide more opportunities for local people to use it.”
The facility is used by local schools during the school day but is available to book by clubs and teams from 5.30pm on a weekday evening and all weekend.
The playing surface can be used as either a seven-aside pitch or it can be split to create two five or six-aside pitches.
The cost for booking a pitch will start at £26.
Further details can be obtained about booking the facility from the leisure centre on 03000-266-448 or by emailing email@example.com.
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