Pitch perfect community facility at Wallsgreen

Work is under way to lay a new synthetic turf pitch at Wallsgreen Park in Cardenden.

Thursday, 16th March 2017, 3:59 pm
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:37 am
Ed Watson, Robert Muir, contractor, and Cllr Mark Hood at Wallsgreen
Ed Watson, Robert Muir, contractor, and Cllr Mark Hood at Wallsgreen

The brand new 60m x 40m pitch is being funded by Fife Council and will be operated by Fife Sports and Leisure Trust from the nearby Bowhill Swimming Pool.

Cllr Mark Hood, chairman of the Cowdenbeath Area Committee and Fife Sports Partnership, explained: “Investing in quality pitches across Fife is a priority in terms of improving access to sport and physical activity for Fifers.

“We know that where we invest in sporting facilities we see an increased attendance and the demand for synthetic pitches can be particularly high.

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“Work is expected to be completed in May, depending on weather, and the new facility will be known as the ‘John Thompson Synthetic Turf Pitch’ when it opens.

“It’s set to be another impressive investment that will improve on the provision of pitches in the Cardenden and wider central Fife area.”

Ed Watson, chief executive of Fife Sports and Leisure Trust, said: “Managing the new pitch is a great opportunity for the trust.

“Bowhill Swimming Pool is a much-loved facility and is well used by the local community. I’m sure the pitch will encourage even more people to get active and give our staff a chance to widen programme offerings and encourage all ages and abilities to get involved.

“The trust is committed to making a difference by delivering affordable access to physical activity opportunities for the health and wellbeing of the people of Fife.”