Worcester's planned Perdiswell 3G pitch takes a step closer - The Worcester Observer

Worcester's planned Perdiswell 3G pitch takes a step closer

Worcester Editorial 29th Jan, 2024 Updated: 29th Jan, 2024   0

WORCESTER’S new 3G all-weather pitch has received a major cash boost from the Premier League.

The Premier League, the FA and the Government’s Football Foundation have chipped in with a total of £600,000 for the pitch.

The pitch is set to be built next to the city’s Perdiswell Leisure Centre.

Once open, the new pitch will be available for use by local sports clubs, organisations and schools.

Worcester City Council has already committed £200,000 towards the project.

Planning permission is already in place with the 3G pitch expected to be open later this year.

Football Foundation research had previously shown a shortfall in all-weather facilities in Worcester.

Council chiefs said they identified a need for a 3G pitch in the authority’s 2022 Playing Pitch and Outdoor Sports Strategy.

The city council’s communities committee chair, Coun Jabbar Riaz, said: “On behalf of Worcester City Council, I would like to thank the Football Foundation for this significant investment, that will bring a major boost to our city’s sports offering.

“This new all-weather facility will be open every day, bringing a dramatic expansion in opportunities for people of all ages and from all walks of life to get fit and play more sport in Worcester, cementing our position as a regional sporting destination.”

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