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Brooke Park 3G pitch reopens to the public after installation of net roofing

12 January 2018

The 3G synthetic pitch at Brooke Park will officially reopen to the public this Monday January 15th following the installation of a net roofing solution to prevent balls leaving the play area.

The pitch was closed last June on health and safety grounds and speaking this week, Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Councillor Maolíosa McHugh, welcomed the reopening of the facility.

“I am pleased to see the conclusion of the upgrade works on the Brooke Park 3G pitch which, given its size, was a significant engineering task,” he said.

“The pitch has proven popular with the public since it reopened in 2016 with private groups as well as a range of underage and senior teams from various sports availing of it so it is hugely positive news that they again have access to it and can use it safely.

“The project is a key part of Council’s sports pitch development programme which includes the extensive refurbishment of Brandywell Stadium and the Melvin Sports Area and can play a key role in promoting healthier choices and encouraging higher levels of participation and proficiency in sport and recreational activities.”

The 3G pitch at Brooke Park can be used for junior games and training sessions and can be partitioned off with netting for smaller groups to use one or two thirds of the play area.

For further information on bookings and prices contact Brooke Park Leisure and Sports Centre on 028 71 262637 or by e mailing [email protected].

Full details of Council’s leisure facilities are available at www.derrystrabane.com/leisure.

 

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