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Bute’s sports clubs back 3G upgrade idea

Action from a friendly football match at the Rothesay Joint Campus all-weather surface between Rothesay Brandane and Bute Youth Football - but the present pitch is not approved for use in competitive fixtures.

Action from a friendly football match at the Rothesay Joint Campus all-weather surface between Rothesay Brandane and Bute Youth Football - but the present pitch is not approved for use in competitive fixtures.

 

Bute’s sports clubs have given their backing to plans to lobby Argyll and Bute Council for an upgrade of the all-weather playing surface at Rothesay Joint Campus.

Local clubs in the Rothesay community sport hub (CSH) gave their unanimous support to the idea this week after The Buteman reported on fears that the island could miss out on an upgrade of the existing ‘2G’ pitch to the ‘3G’ standard approved for use in competitive football and rugby matches.

Community councillor Henry Tait, who attends meetings of the sports hub as a representative of Rothesay Brandane AFC, took the hub’s backing to a meeting of Bute Community Council on Wednesday night.

Roddie Leitch from Bute Youth Football Coaching told this week’s sports hub meeting: “3G is a much better surface to play on. Try running on a 2G pitch on a wet night and you risk breaking your ankle. There’s no point having a perfect changing facility if you’ve got nothing to get changed for.”

* More on this story in the March 21 issue of The Buteman - on sale now.

 

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