The Discovery Centre Official Opening!

Thousands of sports-happy children and adults can now reap the benefits of a £365,000 project to create a new ‘state of the art’, all weather synthetic turf football pitch and a multi-use games area at Great Notley Country Park, Braintree.

The new facilities were officially opened at Great Notley Country Park on 1st December when year 5 and 6 pupils from Notley Green School, Braintree were welcomed along to try out a range of sports under the supervision of Nacro.

Co-funded by Essex County Council, Braintree District Council, Great Notley Parish Council and the Football Foundation; and supported by Great Notley Football Club, the 61m x 43 m floodlit all weather pitch will serve the needs of Great Notley Football Club, alongside other clubs in the district. In addition, the 43m x 19m floodlit asphalt Multi Use Games Area, which replaces a smaller hard court area, will be available for schools, youth groups and companies to use for football and other sports such as netball, basketball and tennis.

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The Sports & Play Construction Association (SAPCA)
Football Foundation
Leisure Opportunities
Braintree & Witham Times