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Our New 3G Football Pitch

posted 7 May 2014, 23:27 by Matthew Shenton   [ updated 7 May 2014, 23:28 ]
Dear Parent/Guardian

I hope you had a restful bank holiday.

You are probably aware that after a long wait our brand new 3G football pitch is finally complete and open for use!


Not only is this an excellent resource for the academy which will help us build sporting links and provide countless opportunities for our pupils, but it is also a fantastic community resource.

To ensure that the pitch is well maintained and lasts into the future it is crucial that pupils have the appropriate footwear. Round rubber/plastic moulded studded boots or astroturf trainers (see picture below) are the only footwear which will not damage the surface of the pitch. These can be bought at a reasonable price (starting as low as £11) from Sports Direct and other general sportswear stores and will now be a compulsory part of our PE kit.

To enable parents/guardians time to purchase the correct footwear we are allowing pupils to access the pitch with trainers until half term, after which all pupils will be expected to have the appropriate boots.

The PE department will have a small stock of boots available for pupils to borrow, however, it’s worth noting that in our experience pupils are reluctant to borrow footwear and prefer to have their own.

Please contact Ms Williams, Head of PE should you have any further questions or concerns.

Kind regards


Ms R Elcocks

Principal

Examples of suitable boots