STAFF at Passmores Academy have made a fund-raising appeal to save their astroturf.
The appeal on gofundme asks “We are raising this money to refurbish the 3G Astro at Passmores Academy.
This facility is used by a huge number of both youth and adult football teams and without it they would have nowhere to play or train.
Bocas Youth our biggest user has 17 youth teams. There are no other similar affordable facilities in the local area and community grassroots football is our passion.
We want to be able to offer the best facility we can but as we are a school there is no other funding options available.
We want to be able to keep this facility open and ensure that young people and football teams have a safe and secure place to train.
We need to raise the money as soon as possible to upgrade our floodlighting and over a period of time replace the whole 3G Astro.
Having spoken to coaches, parents and team managers they say that without this facility for training and matches a large amount of teams would fold with nowhere to train during the winter months.
The full appeal can be found here.
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