A project to replace St Neots Town Football Club’s 3G surface has now been completed. Work was carried out over the summer after the previous one had come to the end of its lifespan. The facility, which is owned by Huntingdonshire District Council, is leased to the football club to support football participation within the club and the community.
The project was funded through Section 106 funds from the Loves Farm development, alongside a £50,000 grant from the Mick George Community Fund which was procured by the District Council’s Active Lifestyles team, as well as funding from the club itself. The work was carried out by artificial surface specialist Velocity Sports Surfaces.
The new surface will allow St Neots Town FC to continue its work within the community and partnerships with schools, by providing a high class football facility. This will help to increase participation and work towards improving health and wellbeing as well as developing young coaches within the club.
Cllr John Palmer, Executive Councillor for Partnerships and Wellbeing commented: "It is important to have high quality sports facilities across the district to encourage participation in sport and physical activity. Through successful collaborative working this project was delivered to achieve that."
Lee Kearns, St Neots Town FC Director, said: "The funding made available via S106, and importantly the Mick George Community Fund grant, means that we can continue to offer a first class facility for the surrounding community. As a community focused club which works closely with local charities, schools and other football clubs, we are extremely grateful for this support."
For more information regarding the facility visit St Neots Town Football Club website