Published: Wednesday, 1st September 2021

There were two firsts for Racing Club Warwick FC on Saturday as they played their first Midland Football League fixture in two years: the first home league game on the newly completed 3G pitch.

The new all-weather playing surface was installed earlier this year as part of a project managed and funded by Warwick District Council, Racing Club Warwick and the Football Foundation with additional support from the King Henry VIII Charitable Trust and Warwick Town Council.

Amongst the spectators at the match were the Chairman of Warwick District Council, Neale Murphy, Councillor Martyn Ashford (Aylesford Ward) and the Council’s Portfolio Holder for Culture, Tourism and Leisure, Liam Bartlett.

Councillor Bartlett commented:

“Having missed out on the entire 2020/21 season, it’s not only great to see Racing Club Warwick’s first team back in action, but also to watch them playing their home matches on their wonderful new pitch. With so many games cancelled last year due to the pandemic, the new playing surface will ensure that fixtures that may previously have been postponed due to adverse weather conditions or flooding will be able to go ahead.”

The Chairman of Racing Club Warwick, Gary Vella added:

 “The new 3G pitch is already proving to be a huge asset for our local community and is in constant use every day of the week. We are not only hosting all our training and games; but have been able to expand our academy and offer facilities to other junior sides in the area along with opportunities for women's, girls’, and disability football. We’ve also set up a walking football session.” 

Further information on Racing Club Warwick teams, training opportunities and fixtures can be found on their website.

Pictured with the Racing Club Warwick first team from left to right Councillor Liam Bartlett, Councillor Neale Murphy and Councillor Martyn Ashford.

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