FOOTBALL: New pitch at Kilsby Lane latest

The pitch so far at Day 24 of work
The pitch so far at Day 24 of work

State of the art facility should be ready for September

Rugby Town Junior FC are forecasting a September launch for a new astro turf pitch at Kilsby Lane where schools, community groups, local youth teams, companies and public sector organisations will all have the opportunity to benefit from playing on one of the best footballing surfaces in the world. The redevelopment at Kilsby Lane is a key strategic aim of the club investing into the local community and economy.

The new pitch at Day 10 of progress

The new pitch at Day 10 of progress

Liam Coulter Chairman of Rugby Town JFC said: “It has been a long held ambition of the club to provide a state of the art training facility that can deliver benefits to both the club’s youth players and the wider community. Our plans to redevelopment of Kilsby Lane is now at an advanced stage. The centre point of this redevelopment will be a new FIFA 2* rated playing surface provided by SIS.

“It is a world class provision that is a fitting investment by the Club given the importance we place on the development of all ages of young players. After a rigorous tender process we elected SIS Pitches based on their world-wide experience in manufacturing and fitting pitches everywhere from world cup venues through to club stadiums in leagues across the globe.”

Rugby Town teams including Girls and Ladies from Under 6 to Under 21s will now be centred at Kilsby Lane. The Club which is open to children from nursery age upwards will resume activity from the first weekend in September 2016.

The function room and astro at Kilsby Lane will also be available for private hire and as such is expected to attract the attention of a number of teams from local companies and other work places who enjoy the recreational side of the game but also appreciate playing football on a first class surface.

Coulter goes on to say that this development is testament to the people who work behind the scenes at the club and who have made this possible. People and other teams who visit the site call it St George’s Park 2.

“We have also set up a daily update page on our website to watch the progress its going to be a fantastic addition to the Sporting facilities in the Town of Rugby,” he added.