Kevin Davies, Bolton Wanderers all-time Premier League leading goalscorer was on-hand to officially open a third generation (3G) artificial grass pitch (AGP) for Ladybridge High School recently (Wednesday 11 July). The new facility was made possible thanks to investment from Bolton Council and the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund, which is delivered by the Football Foundation.
The grant enabled Ladybridge High School to install a new state-of-the-art 3G AGP, replacing a grass pitch that was unsuitable for football due to inadequate drainage and the inability to withstand the harsh weather conditions.
The new pitch has been installed with floodlights, enabling increased capacity and availability of the school’s facilities thanks to it being usable during the evening and at weekends. Not only will pupils at the school benefit from the facility, but local community groups will also gain increased sporting programmes and affordable pay and play opportunities during school holidays.