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Can you help Pudsey Juniors run its new facility? Club appeals for help

Pudsey residents are being invited to get involved with a junior football club which is benefiting from a £192,000 of improvements to their pitch and facilities.

As reported last month by WLD, Pudsey Juniors secured a £182k grant from the Football Foundation towards the pitch improvement works at Queens Park.

An open meeting has been called by club to set up a new committee to manage the data to day running of the facilities when they’re up and running, as well as the finances, operations and maintenance. They’re appealing for local people to support the young footballers by taking up these – and other – roles.

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The meeting will be held on 26 September 2022, 7pm at East, Richardshaw Lane, Pudsey.

The project includes improving three youth and junior football pitches – which currently sit on a slope – and a 12-month maintenance programme. It will also provide a new modular unit to consist of a kitchen area and toilet, two metal storage containers and portable goalposts and a post and rail fence with three-metre wide gate.

Ground works started last month, and are expected to take around five to six weeks to complete. Given the various works required and the time it will take for the newly developed pitches to become fully established, the pitches are unlikely to be ready until summer 2023.

A club spokesperson said: “We are amazingly proud to see the works commence on Queens Park for the redevelopment of the pitches for the future of Pudsey Juniors.”

The project will benefit over 150 young people aged five to 18 years from Pudsey and the surrounding areas. 

Contact Ian Dent at iandent1@msn.com to register your interest in attending the meeting.

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