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Lincoln academy’s 3G pitch ready for use

New pitch: Pupils at a Lincoln school benefited from a day of sports on their new 3G turf pitch.

The Priory City of Lincoln Academy’s state-of-the-art 3G sport pitch is complete and now ready for use.

As previously reported, the school on Skellingthorpe Road invested £550,000 into the new 3G artificial turf pitch.

To celebrate completion of the work, the school held its Priory Olympics and Paralympics Values Festival on the pitch.

The festival features sporting events including football, hockey, lacrosse, tennis and tug-of-war.

More than 190 children from six Lincoln primary schools – Sir Francis Hill, Leslie Manser, The Meadows, Bishop King, Redwood and The Holt – took part.

It was paid for with a £250,000 grant from the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund, then matched and topped up by The Priory Federation of Academies Trust.

The artificial grass pitch will be suitable for use in all-weather conditions and marked out for both eleven-a-side and five-a-side football matches.

The facility will support pupils at the academy and will also be available to hire for players and teams across the city during evenings, weekends and school holidays.

The work was undertaken in March by Charles Lawrence Surfaces Ltd of Newark.