Steve Walsh tests out the new sports facility with some of the Fleckney Athletic under 18’s team in Fleckney, Leicestershire
A small Midlands community is benefiting from a new Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) after enlisting leading synthetic surfacing specialist Notts Sport to design and project-manage the facility.
Former Leicester City captain, Steve Walsh cut the ribbon to open the made-to-measure pitch in Fleckney, Leicestershire, at an event attended by hundreds of people from the local community and by representatives from Fleckney Parish Council, which commissioned and co-funded the project.
The high quality, synthetic grass-surfaced MUGA enables a range of sports to be played in one space, and by opening the facility to clubs and community users from the surrounding areas, it will bring in revenue for the Parish Council, which co-funded the facility with Fleckney Athletic AFC, Sport England, the Football Foundation, Harborough District Council and through local fundraising.
The Multi Sport VHAF NottsSward synthetic turf surface was laid onto a specialist base layer to provide a pitch offering consistent playing performance for a range of sports, with the facility fenced and floodlit for use in winter.
Simon Clare, from Notts Sport, comments: “It’s very rewarding to see this MUGA in use, and to know that the high-quality, durable materials we use will ensure it provides community sports for many years to come.”