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Published: Tuesday, 14th July 2020

There was a loud cheer from Racing Club Warwick fans last week, with permission granted by Warwick District Council which will make way for a new state of the art artificial playing surface.

Fans celebrating in the stands at Racing Club Warwick FCThe direct support received from the Council has enabled the Club to draw down significant funding from the Football Foundation, which will allow work to commence on a scheme of improvements, including the all-weather pitch, which will benefit hundreds of children and young people living in the area.  

The Chairman of Warwick District Council, Councillor Martyn Ashford commented:

“After such a difficult few months of lockdown, it’s very rewarding to know that the plans for these wonderful new community facilities on St Mary’s Lands can now become a reality for Racing Club Warwick. These will give even more local children and young people the opportunity to take part in sporting activity throughout the year without weather or access restrictions.”

The Chairman of Racing Club Warwick, Gary Vella said:

 “The pitch will be a real community facility, linking in with other Junior clubs and partners from within the local area to provide a facility that is accessible for all. The new pitch will give us a top quality playing surface for our first team, every day of the week, and allows Racing's teams to host all of our training and games, expand the academy and offer facilities to other Junior sides in the area alongside our plans for Women's, girls and disability football.”

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