- New 11v11 Floodlit 3G FTP (1)
NFFS outcome score
There is a need to support Rushmoor Community FC with a 3G facility. The Club has over 40 teams and a dedicated facility will allow the club to centralise both training and match play demand. There are two options to explore which require further feasibility:
Option 1 - Southwood Playing Fields
Site consists of seven full size equivalent grass pitches and is the main base which the Club has a long term lease on. It has previously received FF funding for pavilion and is currently working through an application for grass pitch improvement (103k project, FF providing 66K).
Cricket is currently played at Southwood PF and discussions with the Cricket Club is required to identify how the two sports can coexist. One option is to explore the feasibility of developing a 3G on the adjacent scrubland, however, the scrubland is on a floodplain. Further investigation is required to ascertain the best site.
Option 2 - Grange Primary School (GU14 8TA)
Rushmoor Community FC is working with the school to setup a partnership to use the grass pitches (bring them back into use). There is also potential space for a 9v9 3G FTP. It must be noted there was no consultation with the school.
NB: A new 3G in this area should be considered alongside any neighbouring 3G developments in order to mitigate any over provision.