A popular sport facility has benefited from a major refurbishment thanks to funding received from Great Aycliffe and Middridge Partnership (GAMP).
The well-used 3G Pitch at Greenfield Community College opened in 2004 and has over 50,000 visits a year.
But as a result of the high demand the 8-a-side floodlit 3G surface was becoming worn.
Greenfield Community College approached GAMP who allocated Area Budget funding, along with contributions from the Neighbourhood Budgets of Durham County Councillors Eddy Adam, John Clare, Mike Dixon, Joan Gray, Jed Hillary, Kate Hopper and Sarah Iveson, coupled with substantial match funding from Greenfield Community College to provide the new playing surface.
Greenfield Community College is a well-established site for Community Sport. Since the opening of the current football facility in 2004 a number of strong partnerships have been developed, these partners use the 3G pitch regularly, and are growing each year.
Partners include: 3 Football Clubs, 12 Primary Schools, Sedgefield School Sport Partnership, and many community groups of all ages.
The newly resurfaced 3G, 8 aside pitch is now available for bookings. Various playing opportunities are available for individuals and groups of all ages; including coaching, club training, adult leagues and recreational opportunities.
The school’s head David Priestley said: “Greenfield Community College and its partners have worked hard over the last ten years to build a strong community sporting culture across the area.
“By installing a new playing surface the school will continue to provide a first class sports facility for the whole town.”