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Brighton Journal | July 17, 2019

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Cardinal Newman Catholic School could receive a new all-weather pitch

Cardinal Newman Catholic School could receive a new all-weather pitch
Lorraine Bigi

Cardinal Newman Catholic School, located in Hove, has announced plans to improve its sports facilities. The new plan includes an all-weather astroturf pitch and new changing facilities, lighting and fencing.

The school is currently consulting with parents before sending the application to Brighton & Hove City Council, hoping to get planning permission for the pitch, which will be situated on part of the south-facing school field, along Old Shoreham Road.

Cardinal Newman is known for excelling at sports both locally and nationally, with the Newman Rugby Academy winning the AoC National Championship earlier this year, and the Boys Football team reaching the final of the ESFA U13 National Schools Cup in May 2018.

We know from our own experience and from the findings of the city council, that clubs are under-served in terms of all-weather facilities and we look forward to helping fill the unmet demand for quality artificial grass pitches.

We are so pleased to bring forward our plans for this new pitch and hope that the availability of an additional all-weather surface will inspire our students and more young people across the city to participate in sport more frequently. We very much hope muddy winter pitches will become a thing of the past!

Dr James Kilmartin, Cardinal Newman Catholic School’s Principal

As well as providing its students with more opportunities to practice sports throughout the year, the school is planning on letting local sports teams across the city to make use of the new pitch.

To find out more and to view the plans you can visit the school’s website.

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