Work starts on Worcester's all-weather pitch at Perdiswell - The Worcester Observer

Work starts on Worcester's all-weather pitch at Perdiswell

Worcester Editorial 29th Apr, 2024   0

WORK has started to create an all-weather pitch next to Worcester’s Perdiswell Leisure Centre.

The start of the project was marked at a special event led by the Mayor of Worcester, Coun Louis Stephen.

The project is costing £824,000, with the all-weather pitch due for completion at the end of August and will be officially opened in early September.

Of the cash being spent, £624,000 is funded by The Football Foundation, with the difference made up by Worcester City Council.

Research from the council’s Playing Pitch and Outdoor Sports Strategy identified a shortfall of artificial grass pitches in the city.

Following this, Perdiswell was recognised as a priority location.

Lloyd Griffiths, Worcester City Council’s Corporate Director of Operations, Homes and Communities, said: “This new facility will be of real benefit to a whole range of sporting teams in the city, including boys’ and girls’ football teams, adult teams and older age groups taking part in activities like walking football.

“Importantly, it will also prevent the need for local teams to travel outside the city to meet their training and match requirements, thus reducing both travel time and their carbon footprint.”

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