Alnwick Juniors ‘days away’ from using new club facilities

Work is forging ahead on Alnwick Juniors’ new football facilities and the club is hopefully just ‘days away’ from playing their first games on the site.

Wednesday, 16th October 2019, 4:50 pm
Updated Monday, 21st October 2019, 11:58 am
The new pitch and clubhouse at Greensfield.

Incredible progress has been made on the outstanding new development at Greensfield with the provision of a new all-weather pitch and the construction of a new clubhouse.

Work at the site is ongoing, but a spokesman for the club said this week that they are now in a position where they are hopeful of playing their first games very shortly.

“The surface of the stunning 3G pitch has been laid with the markings for the full sized pitch also in place,” said the spokesman.

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“Markings for the smaller grass pitches are not far behind. Fences and walls are also now in place as we are genuinely in the final stretch before gaining access to the facility.“Alongside the pitch our clubhouse is coming on extremely well with the interior walls now in place and a real picture of the final design taking shape.

“This is a state of the art facility unrivalled by many junior clubs in the north of England and we are very proud of everything that has been achieved so far.“The excitement is at maximum point within the club as we are only weeks (if not days) away from using the best facilities in the area. “Thanks to SiS and Jasón Belisle for their continued work as well as Paul Yeadon for the aerial shots.

Meanwhile, the weather once again intervened to play havoc with the fixtures for the senior teams at the weekend.Alnwick Town’s home game against Wallington in the Challenge Cup in the Northern Alliance League was postponed because of a waterlogged pitch.The Development team and the U23s also saw their games called off because of heavy rain which hit the region Friday into Saturday.Last night (Wednesday) Alnwick, weather permitting, hoped to take on Blyth Spartans Reserves at home in the League Cup. They have no game arranged for Saturday, when Wallington are away to Ponteland United Reserves in the League Cup.Rothbury also saw their home game against Hexham in the Combination Cup postponed. On Saturday they are home to Proudhon Youth Club Seniors in the League Cup.