New football pitches at Welwyn Garden City sports park

THE next generation of artificial football surface has arrived at a WGC leisure centre. Seven 3G — third generation — pitches have been installed at Gosling Sports Park, as part of a new football centre. This new type of synthetic surface uses rubber infi

THE next generation of artificial football surface has arrived at a WGC leisure centre.

Seven 3G - third generation - pitches have been installed at Gosling Sports Park, as part of a new football centre.

This new type of synthetic surface uses rubber infill, deemed a better, safer, alternative to the sand-based artificial pitches previously at Gosling.

Geoff Caine, commercial director at Gosling, said: "The sand pitches were in such a poor condition and had we not been able to replace them they would've had to have been closed down."


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The pitches were laid by specialist turf contractor Kestral at a cost of �150,000 and were financed by a loan from Welwyn Hatfield Council.

Chief executive Penny Arnold said: "This is the latest investment in the park following on from the highly successful �4.7m Lifestyle fitness and spa project last year. The football centre will be among the best in the area and demand is already higher than expected."

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Gosling is now looking for a local football club to take up residency and use the training facilities provided on a permanent basis.

For further information contact Geoff Caine on 07810 203641.

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