Three new playing surfaces unveiled across Middlesex
On Monday 20th November, Cllr. Christine Hamilton, Mayor of Enfield, was joined by Cllr. Daniel Anderson, Enfield Council's Cabinet Member for Environment, and Cllr. Ayfer Orhan, Cabinet Member for Education, Children’s Services and Protection, to officially open a new artificial pitch at Enfield Playing Fields.
The grant has enabled Enfield Council to replace one of their 16 existing full-size grass pitches with a state-of-the-art floodlit third generation (3G) artificial grass pitch (AGP). This joins the 15 other full-size grass pitches; six youth pitches; four 9v9 pitches; four 7v7 pitches and five rugby pitches.
College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (CONEL).
Following this, on Wednesday 22nd November, Tottenham Hotspur FC Ambassador Ledley King officially opened a state-of-the-art third generation (3G) artificial grass pitch (AGP) for the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (CONEL).
The grant has enabled the College to replace an existing grass pitch, which was no longer able to support the level of usage, with a floodlit artificial pitch, including a spectator area.
The College and its partner club plan to establish 14 brand new teams, thanks to the new 3G AGP. This supports an expected 327% boost in football participation across all ages at the site. The College hopes to introduce a new Under-21 girls’ side, increasing female participation across all sports by 175% at the new facility.
The new facility was made possible by a grant from the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund, which is delivered by the Football Foundation.
Hadley Wood Sports Trust worked alongside the Middlesex FA and the Football Foundation to compile a five-year Football Development Plan, which is a vision of how sport will be played on site with an emphasis on increasing participation. Many of the partner clubs are expected to create new teams which will use the facility with Wingate and Finchley FC hoping to re-establish their ladies team and start a new disability team.
You can read the full articles from each of the site openings below:
For more information on facility funding, see our facilities page.