A BRAND new 3G astro turf pitch will be built at the home of Rugby Town Junior Football Club in Kilsby Lane thanks to a £50,000 grant from Landfill Body WREN.
Work will start on the FIFA 2 Star 3G Astro Turf pitch will begin next Monday and it is set to be completed for the start of the 2016/17 season in August.
The project will replace the current main grass pitch at the club and will include an enclosed spectator area and lighting upgrade, while the existing pitch dugouts and barrier will be moved next door to form another senior pitch.
The 3G pitch will enhance the area and bring more community groups to the site while delivering one of the main club objectives to ensure that all teams will be able to train at the site as well as playing games.
A disability hub will be set up along with running all major FA Courses while continuing to deliver football for all.
“After two years hard work the project team have secured funds and delivered a fantastic project which will enhance the Kilsby Lane site and allow people to enjoy sport on a quality pitch in a safe and secure environment,” said Rugby Town JFC chairman Liam Coulter.
“This will see the club grow its team base by eight teams per year and will include growth from the girls and ladies with a second ladies team being formed next season.
“There is a big gap in disability football within the area and working with the Birmingham County FA the site will become a disability hub creating teams to play out of the Ability Counts league.
“The team that have delivered this should be immensely proud of themselves. Our team are determined and highly motivated individuals that never stopped working until everything was in place.
SIS (UK) have been appointed the contractors for the project. The company are on the framework of the FA and have recently completed 3G pitches at Bedworth and Coleshill with Redditch Utd and an additional pitch at Coleshill also being planned in the summer.
Joe Newby, WREN’s grant manager for Warwickshire, added: “We’re delighted to be supporting the Community Pitch project and pleased our funding will help provide such a fantastic facility for those living in Rugby.”