State-of-the-art 3G surface for Dorchester Town...

DORCHESTER Town Community Football Club have announced the appointment of McArdle Sport-Tec and Tiger Turf to construct a state of the art 3G pitch at the Avenue Stadium (Sponsored by Clayson Scaffolding Ltd). This work will start on May 1st aiming to be open by mid-July.

A club statement reads:“This project would not have been possible without the support of Dorchester Town Youth FC, Dorchester Town Council, West Dorset District Council, Dorset County Council, The Duchy of Cornwall and all those from the community who donated £50 for a square on the Pitch for the Community fundraiser.

“We see the future of the Avenue Stadium as a hub for football in the area, it will become a home for the Dorchester Town Youth teams, somewhere for them to train and play matches in a safe, secure environment, allowing them to grow in numbers.

“The club is in talks with a twice weekly six-a-side league open to all adults, there will be holiday soccer schools over the summer (and all future school holidays), birthday parties at the Avenue, a youth tournament for DTYFC players, a six-a-side preseason tournament for local adult teams and a staff vs supporter fundraising match.

“In addition, the club have just been approved as an SSE Wildcats centre offering football for girls in the 5-11 age range. Kixstart will be able to train and play their games there as well should they wish to do so. More details will follow on these activities.”

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