Delayed 3G pitches to be completed this week

Excited: LFA Chief Executive David Burgess with work in background
Excited: LFA Chief Executive David Burgess with work in background

WORK on a multi-purpose 3G grass pitch in Leyland will be completed this week - almost three months behind schedule.

Bosses at the Lancashire FA headquarters on King Street were helpless when the original contactors went into administration in November with only 60 per cent of the work done.

JCK Ltd stepped in to take over the contract and completed the work.

Despite some minor alterations the facility is expected to be finished on Friday.

Chief executive David Burgess said: “We are delighted that there is some light at the end of the tunnel.

“They have done a fantastic job and we have been impressed about how quickly they have managed to turn it around.

“We expected it to have taken a lot longer because of the delay and then also the weather at the start of year was a further setback.

“We think the whole site looks really well and the development finishes off a great sporting site with the netball pitches, FX Leisure centre and the main football pitches, which are used by Bolton Wanderers reserve team.

“There are a few 3G pitches in Leyland but this small-sided one will just add to our facilities at the county ground.”

As a good will gesture, Lancashire FA officials are giving taster sessions to customers who were expected to start playing on the site back in November.

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