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Nottingham team hands over football pitches to Gedling Borough Council

22 November 2023

A range of new facilities will help to boost local sporting activity, following the Nottingham team’s handover of two football pitches and a changing facility to Gedling Borough Council.

Following the successful handover of Rivendell Flying High Academy to Nottinghamshire County Council, we have now officially handed over pitches and changing rooms to Gedling Borough Council.

There will also be a further two new football pitches to be handed over in 2024, further enhancing this new sporting complex which will be used by Gedling FC as well as by the wider community.

The handover was marked by a visit to the complex by Nottingham’s Land Director, Carl Oxley, Leader of Gedling Borough Council, Cllr John Clarke MBE and Deputy Leader of Gedling Borough Council, Cllr Michael Payne.

John Clarke MBE, Leader of Gedling Borough Council said: “I’m pleased to announce that we have now taken ownership of these fantastic new facilities which will be a great asset for the local community and sports clubs in the area.

These new pitches will be a great place for residents to get involved with sports, stay active and help improve their physical and mental health.

I’d like to thank Persimmon Homes for creating this leisure space as part of the Rivendell Housing Development. I’m sure these new facilities will be well received by our local sports clubs and football teams, and I look froward to seeing the positive impact these will bring to the area.”

Carl Oxley, Land Director at Nottingham region, said: “Handing over these high-quality facilities to Gedling Borough Council strengthens our commitment to leaving a positive legacy within the communities that we build.

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