Cambridge City appoint suppliers to fit 3G pitch at new Sawston stadium
CCGrass will be supplying the new 3G pitch at Cambridge City's new Sawston stadium.
A grant from the Football Foundation, which channels funding from the Premier League and the FA to grassroots, will assist in building the floodlit all-weather facility.
Work to lay the 3G pitch will be under way by the end of June, with suppliers CCGrass due on site this week. The company produces more football pitches than any other global artificial manufacturer and boasts a wide range of available products.
Their high performance products have been widely adopted by football clubs, including Chelsea FC and Olympiacos, and regularly feature in FIFA tournaments. As a FIFA Preferred Provider, CCGrass has more than 180 artificial turf systems tested to FIFA quality standards.
City chairman Kevin Satchell said: “We are looking forward to working with CCGrass to create a first class football facility and community hub in Sawston. We are grateful to them for the work they have carried out so far and cannot wait to see this next stage of our stadium build take shape.
"We are grateful to the Football Foundation and the Cambridgeshire Football Association for all their help and support for our project to bring a 3G pitch to our new stadium, providing a vital training space for not only all of our teams to use but other local teams and community groups."
The club has also received Premier League funding towards new floodlights, spectator accommodation, boundary fencing, ball stop netting, pitch perimeter barrier, turnstiles, dugouts and spectator hardstanding at their new stadium and community hub in Sawston. The £150,000 grant has been awarded through the Football Stadia Improvement Fund (FSIF), which is the largest funder of non-league football in the country.
"The funding provided by the Football Stadia Improvement Fund in conjunction with The Premier League will ensure all visitors can enjoy modern, inclusive facilities at our new stadium safely," added Satchell.
At Cambridge City we have always put community at the centre of everything we do, these facilities will not just benefit the grassroots football fan but create a safe and accessible space for all members of the community to come together."
Bryn Lee, CEO of CCGrass UK, added, “We are delighted to be involved with this new football facility at Cambridge City FC. The benefits a synthetic turf pitch can bring to a club and community are, now, well known. CCGrass has worked with many clubs across England, and indeed the world, and we are thrilled to help make football accessible to more people. Congratulations to the club for bringing this project to life.”
Meanwhile, Jarid Robson has left City to join Royston Town, who play a tier higher in the Southern League Premier Division Central.