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Plans for 3G pitch set to benefit local schools and community
A new 3G rugby/football pitch is set to be built in the Dyce area of Aberdeen which will benefit local pupils and the wider community.
The new synthetic turf pitch in Central Park Dyce Academy's playing fields will be for the use of the school and local football and rugby clubs. The pitch will be of IRB [International Rugby Board] and FIFA 1 star or 2 star compliant making it a professional standard playing field.
Aberdeen City Council will provide £255,000 of the total cost to build the synthetic turf rugby/football pitch and £300,000 will be made available from the Scottish Government's Cashback for Communities money seized under the Proceeds of Crime Act.
School and community rugby/football 3G pitch suitable for training and match play.
Council officers worked with Dyce Boys Football, Dyce Amateur Football and Dyce Rugby in a partnership approach to get the Cashback for Communities funding.
Aberdeen City Council's Convener of Education, Culture and Sport Committee Councillor Jenny Laing said: "This new pitch will be a great benefit not only for pupils but also for the members of the local rugby and football clubs. We want to encourage people to be more active and I am sure that this all-weather pitch will generate further interest in these sports locally which could start at school and continue into adulthood."
Vice-convener Councillor Ross Thomson added:"We are committed to helping people become more active. Sport and PE are an essential part of education and ensuring that Aberdeen becomes a healthier city. I hope that this new 3G football and rugby pitch will enable young people and local sports groups in Dyce to have access to a fabulous facility."
As part of the conditions of the Government funding the work to build the pitch must start within 12 months of the funding award [Mon 16 Dec].