A new surface will be installed in the compound next week.
We have decided to accept a settlement figure from the original AstroTurf company and use this to purchase a new, more versatile surface for the compound to improve its usage and its safety. Since the AstroTurf has been removed, staff and children have expressed a strong desire for the compound to remain a hard-court surface so more sports can be played other than football. The new surface, a coloured (green) hard court with line markings for multi sports, is scheduled for installation next week. This decision was made in consultation with the PFA, who helped finance the artificial grass.