Funding boost means new football pitches

Kislingbury village has received  a �46,000 grant, to fund two new football pitches.'Pictured is Mark Chambers ( Project Lead &  Kislingbury Football Club Secretary )
Kislingbury village has received a �46,000 grant, to fund two new football pitches.'Pictured is Mark Chambers ( Project Lead & Kislingbury Football Club Secretary )
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TWO new football pitches will be built in Kislingbury after the village football club received a £46,000 grant.

The cash has come from Olympic legacy funding through Sport England.

The National Lottery money has been officially donated to the Kislingbury Playing Fields Association.

It will be used to create two new pitches on land next to the existing one.

The project will create a new adult and junior football pitch as well as allowing the club to stay at its current base.

Work will get under way on the new playing fields which will also be protected and maintained for at least the next 25 years.

Chairman of the Playing Field Association Mike Jackson was delighted to get the news about the grant.

He said: “We are very pleased with it, it’s great news for the club and the village.

“What we are hoping to do is develop a couple of new football pitches and hopefully a pocket park for the people of the village to be able to use.

“The first thing will be to get a new junior pitch because we now have and under 7s, under 10s and under 14s team running in the village.

“This will provide a lot more facilities for the youth teams.

“We also have a senior side on both Saturdays and Sundays which this money will benefit.

“The pitches will hopefully stay in much better condition.”