Kick off for new football pitch

By Natalie Vincent - Tue 14 November 2017, 1:43 pm

A state-of-the-art artificial football pitch will open in Enfield on 20 November.

The £522,000 joint project between Enfield Council and the Football Foundation charity transformed the existing Enfield Playing Fields into a new 7,420sq m pitch, featuring third-generation (3G) artificial grass and new floodlights. There will be easy access to the changing rooms and cafe at the neighbouring QEII stadium from the facility.

It will be opened by the mayor of Enfield, Christine Hamilton, and Enfield Council's cabinet member for environment, Daniel Anderson.

Anderson said: "The mayor of Enfield and I are thrilled to officially open the new 3G pitch at Enfield Playing Fields with the help of the Premier League and The FA Facilities Fund. We would like to give our thanks to all involved in bringing this first-class facility to Enfield.

"We would like to foster grass-roots football in the borough, improve skills levels across the board and help the local community benefit from this outstanding new pitch. I look forward to kick-off!"

Home to the UK's first supporter-owned football club, Enfield Town FC, the grounds will also be used by Ignatians Rugby Football Club. The renovated pitch is expected to increase sports participation by local youth, women and disability teams.