The Grange Sports Field , NN6 0HF
- New Changing Pavilion (1)
- New 9v9 Floodlit 3G FTP (1)
- Natural grass pitch improvements (2)
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Existing facilities: the site previously had one full size grass pitch equivalent; however, this site is being improved via a housing development through Section 106. This will improve grass quality and increase the number of pitches on site, with reconfiguration to junior and mini provision.
Current users: no current users; however, was previously used by Earls Barton United FC, which will be utilising the site again once work is complete. Earls Barton United is a large club with 18 teams. Site is owned by the Parish Council.
Rationale: a site being improved via housing development to provide additional pitch provision for a large Club which requires more space. Developer contributions will also go towards a new changing pavilion on site. There is also potential for 3G provision to be provided at this site; however, this may need to be smaller than full size (potentially 9v9). This would not not only provide training provision for Earls Barton United and other clubs in the area but would also provide a location for the Club to operate and expand its walking football section.
The County FA and IOG should be involved with development of grass pitches to ensure they are built to the correct specifications and to a good enough standard.
Adult female; Adult male; Mini-soccer; Small-sided recreational; Small-sided teams and leagues; Youth female; Youth male