Coleg Sir Gâr has officialy launched its new community sports facility which is a 3G artificial grass pitch funded by Sports Wales Collaborative Group.
Due to the decline of the college’s ageing artificial turf pitch at the Graig campus, a new facility has been developed which is aimed at sports clubs and the wider community to help engage and encourage participation in sport.
With access to the community at the forefront of this facility, the college has put in place a coordinator who will manage the hire and use of the pitch, provide first aid and extend public access to weekends, evenings and school holidays.
The Inspire Sport Community Hub is facilitated by the college but involves strategic funding partners including the college, Sport Wales, FAW, WRU and Hockey Wales.
Nikki Neale, faculty and campus director at Coleg Sir Gâr’s Graig campus, said: “We’re delighted to present this new and exciting facility to the community.
“Hire costs will fund the hub coordinator as well as regular and detailed maintenance to ensure the community has access to an all-weather, state of the art pitch designed for both competitve and recreational levels.
“Building work is also underway which will see a new teaching facility designed for sports students including new changing rooms, sports hall and gym which will be made available for users of our 3G pitch and other community groups.”
Picture: Coleg Sir Gâr officially launches its new Inspire Sport Community Hub, a brand new state of the art 3G pitch which has been developed for use by the wider community. From left, Barry Liles, Coleg Sir Gâr principal, Nikki Neale, faculty and campus director (Graig), Anthony Buchanan from the WRU and Colin Staples FAW Trust and representative of the Sport Wales Collaborative Group.