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3G Facility Grand Opening

Weekend of activities announced for 3G pitch opening weekend.


Newcastle Town Football Club is officially unveiling its brand new 3G training pitch at the club’s Roe Lane training and education facility with a full weekend of footballing activities on 10-11 June. 

At 10am on Saturday 10 June, the £1.1m pitch will be officially opened with dignitaries from the Staffordshire FA, the Football Foundation and the club's partners in attendance at this historic event.

Following the official ribbon-cutting to declare the facility open, there will be a range of activities going on throughout the day to keep the public entertained. 

Football will of course be the focus with the soccer school kicking things off at 10.30am followed by an academy game, which will be run by ‘Castle’s first team captain James Askey.

Further youth team events will be running throughout the day but there’ll be plenty of non-footballing activities going on as well. 

Hitmix FM will be there to provide the musical backdrop for the day, there’ll be a bouncy castle for some of the younger ones, while for those looking to take things a little steadier, there’ll also be a cake stall. The café will be open all day to provide further refreshments.  

Many of the men’s first team will be there to help out and check in with supporters. Club chair Gavin Appleby and new first team manager Paul Moore will also be there and will be happy to answer questions about the hugely positive direction the club is moving in. 

On the Sunday, it will be the turn of our youngest teams (under 7s and under 8s) to try out the new pitch along with more teams representing our different age groups through the teenage years.

Our women’s team will take pride of place for two hours on Sunday afternoon when they will play our newly formed ladies development team in a showcase of women's football.

The floodlit team wraps up the activities for the weekend with an early evening fixture against Congleton Town.

Club chairman Gavin Appleby is already relishing the opening event and said: “This is another massive milestone for the club – one of the biggest in our history. This facility is a game-changer for us and most importantly for the local community. 

“At our heart, we have always been a community club and while it is a fantastic facility for all our own respective teams to train on, putting an end to sessions being cancelled in bad weather, it will also be a space that is made available to everyone in the community to use. I am so proud of this achievement, and I know I’ll be very emotional on the day.”

We’ll be keeping our fingers crossed that this recent streak of wonderful weather continues but whatever the weather, we’ll be opening our doors at 9am to everyone on Saturday 10 June for this important moment in our history.

Please come and join us!


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