A school in Chorleywood has announced it’s working with the Hertfordshire Football Association and the Football Foundation to improve its sporting facilities.
St Clements Danes School has applied for funding towards the development of a new floodlit 3G Artificial Grass Pitch on its premises.
The facility aims to be in place for September/October 2020 following planning and regulatory approvals.
The pitch aims to provide a fantastic teaching and sporting facility for the school and will also be a high-quality asset to be used by local football clubs and community groups during the evening, weekend and holiday periods.
Local participation data has highlighted a shortage of suitable facilities in the area and the role the school already provides to community lettings has made it an ideal site for this new facility to be developed.
The school has been working closely with Chorleywood Common Youth Football Club, a key partner in the project, as well as identifying priorities with the FA to increase participation and engagement for the whole community.
Mr Sutherland, headteacher at St Clement Danes School, said: “The School and the Danes Educational Trust believe in providing the very best opportunities and facilities for its students.
“We also believe the best way of achieving these goals is by collaborating and working together to make a difference to young people’s lives.
“The Artificial Grass Pitch is an amazing chance to work together with national and local partners to make a difference not only to the students at St Clement Danes but the wider community we serve.
“I am delighted we are in a position to create such a fabulous resource for thousands of young people and adults over the years to come.”
(Pictured is the school’s most recent expansion in 2017).