Brand new sports pitch is all ready to be used
WORKS to a brand new 3G sports pitch at a Cynon Valley leisure centre have been completed – and it is now ready to use. The facility at Abercynon Sports Centre opened to the community on Friday after passing a safety inspection.
And Rhondda Cynon Taf council is now accepting bookings from local sports clubs and the wider community.
It replaced one of the existing grass football pitches, and the opening comes after the plans were announced in March last year.
Councillor Ann Crimmings, the cabinet member for environment and leisure, recently visited the new pitch in Abercynon.
She said: “It is fantastic news that the council’s latest investment in outdoor, all-weather leisure facilities, is about to be delivered with the new 3G sports pitch at Abercynon Sports Centre.
“The council has previously announced its ambition to provide residents with a 3G sports pitch within three miles – no matter where they live in the county borough.
“Alongside Abercynon, the new all-weather facility in Church Village has been built, with further projects in Ferndale, Beddau and Penywaun also planned – as the council continues to invest in leisure as a key priority in the ongoing £200m #RCTinvest programme.”
She said the all-weather pitches have “many advantages” over grass surfaces, explaining: “They do not deteriorate during periods of bad weather, enabling clubs to continue training when, in the past, they couldn’t.
“The 3G surface also helps ease problems with fixture schedules by reducing the number of matches being called off.
“As each new 3G pitch is completed, the council continues to deliver upon its commitment to local sports clubs to improve local facilities.”
Public bookings are now being accepted via phone only, on 01443 562202.