Celebrations for new sports facilities in Wotton-under-Edge thanks to Wotton Community Sports Foundation
THE TEAM behind the new sports facilities in Wotton-under-Edge had a deserved celebration at the weekend.
New state-of-the-art facilities, provided by the Wotton Community Sports Foundation (WCSF), have been built adjacent to Katharine Lady Berkeley’s School.
There is one full-sized, all-weather, multi-sport pitch and a half-sized 3G pitch.
WCSF and Katharine Lady Berkeley’s school shared an open day at the school and New Road pitches on Saturday, September 21.
George Carpenter, the Wotton town crier, introduced the principal sponsor of the development, Renishaw founder Sir David McMurtry, to cut the first ribbon, accompanied by a fanfare of music from Kingswood Blowaway Band.
Visitors enjoyed sports taster sessions and demonstrations of handball and tennis, as well as a barbecue, beer and cider tent and fundraising stalls.
Around 500 people watched or played in hockey, football and rugby matches on the new pitches.
Barnaby Beere, chairman of the WCSF, said he was delighted to have arrived at this point.
He said: "I would like to thank everyone who, over the years, has made it possible with their support and commitment. There was a real buzz throughout the day. The quality and setting of the development is fantastic and we are very pleased that so many people came along to enjoy the day with us."
The first weeks of the new season have seen over 1,200 people using the flood-lit pitches, which are covered by CCTV in operation at all times.
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