Warrington-based community club Crosfields ARLFC will open their new pitch this weekend after a grant from the RFL.
The award was issued under the “Grass Remediation Programme”, a programme which has helped out several amateur clubs as they geared themselves up for the move to summer rugby.
For Crosfields, this meant a drainage programme, which would reclaim areas of the recreation club, which were no longer able to facilitate sports on a regular basis. With full backing from Warrington Borough Council (the Landlord) the RFL appointed TGMS Ltd (Sports Surface Consultants) and Duncan Ross Ltd (Drainage Specialists) to undertake the work.
The work started in June 2013 and included a full installation of drainage and a complete new playing surface, built from scratch.
The first match will be played on the pitch this Saturday, March 8, when Crosfields take on Peterlee Pumas in the Kingstone Press National Conference League (kick-off 2.30pm).