THERE was a loud cheer from Racing Club Warwick fans when permission was granted by Warwick District Council for a new state of the art artificial playing surface.
The direct support received from the council has enabled the club to draw down significant funding from the Football Foundation, which will allow work to commence on a scheme of improvements, including the all-weather pitch, which will benefit hundreds of children and young people living in the area.
Warwick District Council chairman Martyn Ashford said: “After such a difficult few months of lockdown, it’s very rewarding to know that the plans for these wonderful new community facilities on St Mary’s Lands can now become a reality for Racing Club Warwick.
“These will give even more local children and young people the opportunity to take part in sporting activity throughout the year without weather or access restrictions.”
Racing Club Warwick, chairman Gary Vella was delighted.
He said: “The pitch will be a real community facility, linking in with other Junior clubs and partners from within the local area to provide a facility that is accessible for all.
“The new pitch will give us a top quality playing surface for our first team, every day of the week, and allows Racing’s teams to host all of our training and games, expand the academy and offer facilities to other Junior sides in the area alongside our plans for Women’s, girls and disability football’