Dozens of needles and used condoms have been found at a children's football pitch in Cardiff. An under 13's football club saw the discarded needles at Canal Park in the Butetown area on Saturday. The Tiger Bay Juniors team said they have to clear the check the pitch before every game to ensure there are no sharp objects. A post on their Facebook page said, "It looks like a den for heroin addicts... We have to clean it up and put ourselves in danger. "It is really difficult when you are dealing with filthy needles. None of us have been trained in how to deal with needles, we don't even have the disposable yellow boxes for needles. Should we even be trained in how to deal with used needles?" … [Read more...] about Needles found at children’s football pitch in Cardiff
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0 Post a comment Wednesday, 1 May 2019 - Community News by The Post @twitter.com/ThePostSeries [email protected] AFTER many months, the people of Holsworthy are one step closer to getting the football pitch at the Redrow site promised to them. During the annual town meeting on Wednesday, April 17, mayor Cllr Jon Hutchings said although there had initially been miscommunication between the parties involved regarding the 106 agreement, which would see Redrow set aside funding to supply the town with a football pitch, things were now on track and it is hoped the new pitch will be available for the 2019/20 football season.He told councillors: “A good example of miscommunication was the 106 agreement relating to the football pitch on the Redrow estate. This agreement was made many years ago by Torridge [District Council] and the developers. As a council we were expecting an FA standard football pitch. It turned out the very loose 106 was actually for a basic football … [Read more...] about Football pitch plans back on track
An unusual football pitch made of used plastic cups has been constructed in Sochi as part of a program aimed at maintaining the Russia 2018 World Cup legacy and increasing the long-lasting impact left by the global championship. READ MORE: 'Digital stadium of the future': Real Madrid announce $585mn revamp of iconic Bernabeu (VIDEO) The 65-meter-long pitch was installed next to the Fischt Stadium, which hosted World Cup fixtures last summer. These included Russia’s dramatic quarterfinal match against Croatia, which the hosts lost in a nail-biting penalty shootout. The pitch was made of plastic cups that were collected during the month-long football extravaganza in Russia, which attracted thousands of fans from all corners of the world. “The technological process of creating the plastic football pitch took place at Russian factories. Plastic bags collected during the World Cup were re-melted into special granules, which were later used for making the fiber strands … [Read more...] about World Cup 2018 legacy: Football pitch made of disposable plastic cups unveiled in Sochi
PUBLISHED: 08:47 28 March 2019 | UPDATED: 08:47 28 March 2019 Imogen Braddick A campaign film is being recorded as part of the #mycommunity3G fundraiser for a 3G football pitch in Saffron Walden. Picture: CONTRIBUTED Archant A rally to raise awareness of fundraising efforts for a 3G pitch in Saffron Walden will take place next month. A campaign has been launched by Saffron Walden Community Football Club and Saffron Walden County High School (SWCHS) to build a new 3G artificial grass pitch at the school.Uttlesford is one of only two districts in Essex that doesn’t have a 3G artificial grass pitch and the overall estimated cost of the project is £900,000.The fundraising campaign, known as ‘#mycommunity3G’, has been launched by the football club to support a funding package and they hope to raise £100,000 over the next six months to put towards the overall cost.The campaign rally kicks off at 1pm on April 27 at SWCHS and aims to … [Read more...] about Fundraising efforts for football pitch in Saffron Walden kick off with campaign rally
PUBLISHED: 12:00 03 March 2019 Upminster Pitch and Putt, Hall Lane, Upminster. Picture: Google Maps Google Maps Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Recorder readers this week. Green spaces create lifelong memoriesThomas Clarke, membership development officer, Havering Liberal Democrats, writes: I must have been nine when I first played a golf shot. I went to Upminster’s Hall Lane Miniature Golf Course with my father and a couple of my brothers and hacked my way around the place – my dad trying to give out golfing advice at the same time as making sure we didn’t kill each other or other golfers enjoying the course.From that moment I have been hooked on golf and sport – so much that I have worked for Golf Monthly magazine for the past decade and been able to take my lack of golfing ability all around the world – even being fortunate enough to play Augusta National last year.I was then upset to see the news on Tuesday that the very same golf … [Read more...] about Recorder letters: Dagnam Park football pitches, parking spaces, Upminster Pitch and Putt, memories of Collier Row childhood, RA facts, local cinema, borough’s heritage and crime rates in Upminster.