Pitch perfect

Published Monday, 25 February 2019

Plans were unveiled this week aspiring to bring a new state-of-the art 4G sports pitch to Woolmer Hill Sports Ground in Haslemere.

If the plans go ahead, Woolmer Hill will join top-flight sporting venues such as Saracen’s Allianz Park, in embracing the latest technology in sports pitches.

4G pitches combine the fantastic durability and drainage properties of a 3G pitch with an added shock-pad, which absorbs impact and maximises safety for high impact sports, such as rugby. The result is a truly multi-sport surface, which is playable in (almost) any weather conditions.

It is hoped grants from the FA and the RFU will provide half of the £700,000 cost of the pitch, and local Haslemere charity the Penny Ha’Penny Trust has also committed to raise a quarter of the required funding. Waverley Borough Council, which will be providing the land, will explore a range of funding options to support raising the remaining £175,000.

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Left to Right - Councillor Ged Hall, Portfolio Holder for Finance and Communications at Waverley Borough Council, Councillor Jim Edwards, Haslemere Town Council, Councillor Malcolm Carter, Penny H’Penny Trust, Councillor Peter Isherwood, Haslemere Town Council, Neil McWilliams, Beacon Hill Football Club.

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