FOOTBALLERS are set to learn from a pitch excellent £200k new floor at a busy facility within the east finish of Greenock.
A brand new 3G pitch has been put in at Woman Octavia Sports activities Centre following funding by Inverclyde Council.
The floor meets high quality requirements set out by world soccer governing physique FIFA and it comes full with a model new set of 11-a-side objectives.
The sports activities centre and out of doors pitches are managed by Inverclyde Leisure.
Councillor Jim Clocherty, depute chief of the council and convener of training and communities, stated: “The funding within the pitch and sports activities centre right here at Woman Octavia highlights our ongoing dedication to sport and leisure to offer first-class services proper throughout Inverclyde.
“We now have unimaginable out of doors and indoor services however it’s vital to keep up excessive requirements and that’s why we’re persevering with to speculate, together with our companions Inverclyde Leisure, in websites like Woman Octavia.
“I’m positive the brand new floor and 11-a-side objectives shall be a lot appreciated by the numerous groups and people who play right here.”
Nearly £1.2m has been spent this 12 months alone on the 3G pitches at Inverclyde Academy, Parklea in Port Glasgow and Wemyss Bay Major, in addition to Woman Octavia.
Councillor Ronnie Ahlfeld, Inverclyde’s sports activities champion, stated: “Everyone knows how vital it’s to keep up an energetic way of life for the advantage of bodily and psychological well being.
“Continued funding in our leisure websites, together with right here at Woman Octavia, ensures residents throughout Inverclyde have high-quality services which might be straightforward to entry and the place they will take pleasure in exercising, whether or not that’s with a sport of soccer or the opposite sports activities that may be performed on 3G pitches all 12 months spherical.”
Robert McVitie, Inverclyde Leisure operations supervisor, stated: “In partnership with Inverclyde Council, we’re delighted to welcome one other improve throughout our soccer property.
“The pitch is now FIFA high quality efficiency requirements-approved.
“This shall be a welcome addition at Woman Octavia to assist serve the neighborhood of Inverclyde.
“The services are properly utilized by native grassroots soccer groups in addition to the broader neighborhood for leisure soccer.”
*For reserving enquiries for Woman Octavia and different out of doors pitches, together with college lets, name 01475 213131 or e mail [email protected]
FIELD OF DREAMS From left are Councillor Michael McCormick, Robert McVitie and Stewart Burns from Inverclyde Leisure and Councillor Jim Clocherty on the new 3G pitch.