Council hopes new sports pitch will inspire future athletes

Chesterfield Borough Council are hoping a new sports pitch built on the site of the former Queen's Park Sports Centre, will inspire more young people to take up sport.

The council is now taking bookings in readiness for its opening during the summer.

The floodlit all-weather pitch  is big enough to support either one seven-a-side game or two five-a-side games at a time.

Councillor Jill Mannion-Brunt, the council’s cabinet member for health and wellbeing said: “With the success  of the Women’s World Cup and the great results so far the England team inspiring a new generation of sportswomen, the need for somewhere for them to train and play their games is greater than ever.

"I would encourage any group, club  or organisation wanting to access this excellent facility to make contact as soon as possible as we are expending demand to be high given the high specification of the development.”

The pitch helps the council to meet a need identified by the Football Association and Sport England to increase the number of artificial pitches available in the borough.

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