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A closer look at the work being done to promote the community use of football centre

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: August 21, 2014

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THE team at St George's Park have spread more light on what is on offer to the community.

Mr Brown said: "We have three pitches available at weekends for the Burton Junior League, the local Sunday League, and Burton Albion Ladies. We don't charge any money for that. It actually comes at an expense in terms of the pitch management, but that is part of what we give back to the local community.

"If somebody wanted to come and hire one of the pitches here, whether that been an indoor pitch or one of the grass pitches or an outdoor synthetic, we have affordable community-based rates.

"So, if people are from a local club and they want to train here through the winter months under floodlights on an all-weather pitch and have changing rooms, toilets along with some refreshments, then the site is available for them. But it's not just for those groups.

"If people are from a scout group or from a parish council and want to come for a kickabout, then they can hire it for a five-a-side game."

Mr Brown was also keen to stress how he is working with county football associations to get more people to take part in coaching courses.

There is then additional work to push them to continue their education.

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