Birmingham, England: Abbots Bromley Sports Association (ABSA) has continued progress on its £1.2 million multi-sport facility with the addition of a New Holland tractor, Trimax Striker and quality training from Campey Turf Care Systems.
Plans for the ambitious project began many years ago when Abbots Bromley Cricket Club started looking for a new home. After finding a 14½-acre site in 2013, ABSA was created and the vision expanded to encompass multiple sports.
When completed the site will be home to the village’s cricket, football, netball and tennis enthusiasts as well as being a community hub for other sports.
The completion of the second phase of work means senior and junior football pitches are now ready for play along with the cricket pitch, which is in its third year.
To continue the progress already made on the project, ABSA needed new equipment to maintain the ground, which led the Trustees, Chaired by Chris Wood, to Campey.
Wood said: “We’re very grateful to partner with such a well-established and professional organisation as Campey. We can’t speak highly enough about their input all the way through this process.
“Our Trustee who looks after the ground, Andrew Kirkland, found out about the offer from the Staffordshire FA and Campey and brought it back to the Trustees. Fortunately, we were able to take that forward.
“We work very well with the Staffordshire FA, and their contribution and the funding from The Football Foundation have been significant. Their introduction to Campey has been nothing short of fantastic.
“Prior to the equipment arriving, Andrew and two volunteers were trained on the new equipment. It is important that we have that level of interaction and support so we are able to get the best results for our facility. From an insurance point of view, it is absolutely fundamental.
“We’re very fortunate that we have a lot of volunteers in our project and we rely on them, alongside a groundsman, to provide the best pitches we can create. It is imperative that we have the equipment that can deliver that outcome as well. Once we’re fully open and have fixtures on weekends, we can make sure they are all on by having the pitches in good condition.”
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