New all weather pitch for Bruntcliffe School

Bruntcliffe school is set to have a state of the art, all weather pitch thanks to a great local partnership and funding from the Football Foundation, Sport England, partner clubs and now Leeds City Council.

Over the last few months I’ve been working with local councillors to persuade Leeds City Council to release the final piece of funding for the pitch money. Now this is now agreed and in place the pitch can be completed.

I joined headteacher, Heather Scott, Leeds City Council Executive Member, Cllr Mark Dobson and local Councillor and Bruntcliffe School Governor, Cllr Neil Dawson to see how the pitch was coming along and to confirm the final funding from Leeds City Council.

Section 106 money from the Council is funding linked to new building developments so it’s great to see the community getting something back. The new pitch will be a brilliant resource, not just for pupils at the school but for the wider community too.

The headteacher, Heather Scott told me, “It’s a very exciting time for our students and staff at Bruntcliffe School, as we look forward to the completion of our unique pitch. We know that our students and those of our partner schools and community groups will really benefit from playing on such a fantastic, state-of-the-art surface. The support we’ve received from colleagues such as Mark and Neil and yourself has helped us to achieve this brilliant outcome for our community.”

It’s great to see new investment in one of our Morley schools. I’m looking forward to seeing the pitch when it’s finally finished in a few months time.

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Posted January 30th, 2013 by Ed