New Football Pitch Ready for Kick-off
A new facility to encourage more people in South Tyneside to enjoy football has now been completed - with no extra time needed.
A 3G pitch is now ready for kick-off on land adjacent to Perth Green Community Association in Jarrow thanks to a £536,161 grant from the Premier League, The FA and the Government's Football Foundation.
The pitch will be used by groups of all ages including Jarrow FC Youth Teams, Boldon Girls, Sunderland Foundation of Light, local schools and the community at large. A range of options such as walking football, disability sports and coaching for children and youths will also be on offer to allow all members of the community to improve their physical and mental wellbeing.
Councillor Ruth Berkley, Lead Member for the Voluntary Sector, Partnerships and Equalities, said: "This new pitch will be a fantastic asset for Jarrow and the Borough as a whole.
"The project demonstrates the value of partnership working and is further evidence of the Council delivering on its priorities of supporting families and young people as well as our older and vulnerable communities."
Jimmy Kane, Chairman of the Community Association, said: "The new facility is a fantastic asset to Jarrow and the Borough of South Tyneside, providing an excellent facility for the partnership clubs, local schools and the community to deliver physical and mental wellbeing through football and other activities.
"I'd like to thank South Tyneside Council for their partnership in delivering the facility, along with the Premier League, The FA and the Government's Football Foundation for their grant award and also the Garfield Weston Foundation, Sir James Knott Foundation, PostCode Lottery for their partnership funding towards the 3G facility."