To mark the opening of this state-of-the-art facility, Borough Mayor, Councillor Michael Pitcher, stepped up to the penalty spot to take part in a shoot-out against Lynn FC reserve goalkeeper Tommy Rix.
The project, which took just ten weeks to complete, was funded by West Norfolk Council, with additional grant aid money being secured from the Football Foundation and the Waste and Recycling Group Ltd through WREN.
As part of the funding agreement, a new programme will be implemented with a special emphasis on development and training. This programme will include the launch of a new ‘FA County 5ives league’ aimed at providing structured football for adults, in small teams, at times convenient to their lifestyles.
Simon McKenna, Senior Leisure Manager commented: “This has been a fantastic upgrade to the already excellent facilities at Lynnsport. I’m confident that it will prove a hugely popular surface to play football on.”
“This project has gone really smoothly. We are very grateful to Agripower for enabling us to open this facility on time and on budget,” says Simon.
Agripower was formed in 1964, undertaking most aspects of agricultural contracting work. It was during this stage of the Company’s development and expansion that the importance of land drainage was realised. From 1968, they have specialised in all aspects of land drainage and since 1978 they have become well established within the sports turf industry, concentrating on the design, construction, drainage and maintenance of all sports and amenity areas.
Agripower are members of SAPCA, LDCA, BALI, and STRI ensuring a high standard of workmanship is maintained. Supervision of the workforce and direct contact with the client is personally undertaken by the directors, three of which have been with the company since it was formed 45 years ago.
For further information, please contact Agripower Contractors on 01494 866776 or visit www.agripower.co.uk