Falmouth pupils and the surrounding community are enjoying a new 3G Football Artificial Sports Pitch and sports hub.
The school were awarded a £362,574 grant from the Premier League and The FA Facilities Fund, delivered by the Football Foundation, towards the school’s project.
The new artificial pitch was officially opened on the 26 September and is a result of a lengthy and strategic process. After selling land owned and used by the school for natural grass pitches ‘Union Corner’; the money received from this sale secured and financed a 125-year lease of land from the NHS, which surrounded the existing school’s boundary. The sale of Union Fields enabled the school to consolidate the sports facilities and the education buildings in one contained area, vital for increasing the safeguarding of pupils.
Partners TigerTurf won this competitive tender through the Football Foundation tendering framework; and McArdle Sport Tec installed a full-size floodlit 106m x 70m 3G Artificial Football Pitch adjacent to the school building; with supporting access paths, storage containers and new car parking facilities.
The new 3G AGP will cater for the demands of the school pupils and wider community, as the pitch has been installed with floodlights, it will increase capacity and availability of the facility for the partner clubs thanks to it being usable during the evenings.
Falmouth School would like to place on record their thanks to The Premier League and The FA Facilities Fund delivered by the Football Foundation for their generous grant and McArdle Sport Tec and TigerTurf for providing the 3G pitch.