On Thursday 1st of February, Mayor of Biggleswade, Mark Foster, inaugurated the new 3G football facility at the Stratton Upper School.
Various Councillors from Biggleswade and Central Bedfordshire as well as the CEO of Bedfordshire FA, Alan Young, took part in the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Speaking at the inauguration, Principal Sam Farmer explained that the school had been awarded a £749,000 grant from the Football Foundation, as well as an additional £10,000 from the Langford and Biggleswade Windfarm Community Fund, £134,306 from Central Bedfordshire Council and partnership funding of £39,425 from The Meridian Trust.
This enabled the project to be delivered and ready for use in early 2024 whilst providing the local community with access to high-quality grassroots sports facilities.
The 3G pitch will also enable local football clubs in the area to access much needed training and match day facilities within Biggleswade.