New football pitch investment at Leasowe Leisure Centre
Plans for a new artificial grass pitch at Leasowe Leisure Centre have been approved – and work is due to start shortly.
The football pitch is to be built on the field next to the centre’s large car park and will allow for three simultaneous seven- a-side games or an 11-a-side game to be played.
Cabinet member for leisure Cllr Phil Brightmore said: “This investment by the council, totalling £795,000, shows yet again how Wirral is focused on finding ways to develop and improve our leisure services.
“Junior football participation has grown rapidly in the last 10 years, including boys’ and girls’ grass root teams, and the aim is to create a centre of excellence for girls’ football in the region.
“As well as responding to increasing demand for football pitches this will also support our efforts to encourage more people to exercise from an earlier age and stay healthy for longer.”
The investment, approved by the council’s cabinet, is in response to the increasing demand for outdoor pitches across north west.
Approved by the sport’s governing body, the Football Association, the new 3G pitch (high grade artificial grass) includes spectator areas and free car parking. Junior and Youth leagues from across the Wallasey area will benefit from being able to access the facility throughout the year reducing the number of match and training cancellations.
Leasowe Leisure Centre is open seven days a week and already provides a wide range of facilities accessed by both Invigor8 Members and casual users.
It is a thriving multi use facility offering a six court sportshall, squash courts and exercise studios. The centre also offers a modern gym, two swimming pools, viewing gallery and junior swimming lessons for all ages.
For more details about all Wirral’s Leisure Centres please see the website: wirralleisure.co.uk or call 606 2010.