A new campaign is underway to provide a MUGA pitch (Multi-Use Games Area) to be sited in the school grounds. The facility would provide, as the name suggests, a pitch that could be used for a range of different games, provide a safer surface for the children to play sports on, and be free from the water-logging and mud which can be a problem in the school grounds.
There is no chance of this facility coming through the Education Department, so a local initiative is needed. One of the key objectives for the new facility is that the pitch will be available to local groups outside of school hours providing excellent opportunities for after school coaching for young people’s groups in the town and for adults too. The pitch would also benefit from being securely housed in the school grounds and accessed through a booking system. Needless to say these facilities do not come cheap and the process of looking for the necessary funding has begun. As always it is useful to raise some local match funding as part of this and a donations button has been set up below for members of the community who would like to support this new project. The MUGA project is being managed under the umbrella of the Gatehouse Development Initiative.
If you would like to make a donation to support our project, please use the link to donate via PayPal or click here.