Today heralded the start of a tie-up with St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School to position WRFC as regular users of the school’s all-weather pitch (AWP) facility. The Club is undertaking a seven-week pilot with the school to establish how best we can support each other in the Stoughton/Worplesdon community, while offering our Mini Soccer players the chance to train regularly on an all-weather surface. The move is in direct response to Members’ feedback about improving the Club’s training facilities, as highlighted by the online Club Development survey carried out before Christmas. If the pilot is successful, we will look to forge a long-term partnership with the school to use the AWP for training, in addition to our facilities at Northmead Junior School.
First users in the pilot scheme today were eleven of the U7 Pirates, coached by Rob Monks, Dave Blake and Liam Angus.
Although at 09.30 it was difficult to see from one end of the pitch to the other owing to the low-lying fog, training soon got underway and the boys seemed to really enjoy the benefits and challenges of playing on a synthetic surface….
Any feedback, observations or suggestions from parents, players and team officials about the facility would be most welcome, please just contact the Chairman here.
Meanwhile, here are some photos of our intrepid Pirates in action – watch this space for more details on how the pirate, sorry I mean pilot – unfolds!