Refurbishment and rebranding 
at Clevedon’s Hand Stadium

PUBLISHED: 14:42 25 January 2012

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The first stages of the refurbishment of the Astroturf at the Hand Stadium, Clevedon, have just been completed.

THE first stages of the refurbishment of the Astroturf at the Hand Stadium, Clevedon, have just been completed.

This is the first stage of a long-term entire upgrade that will conclude with a state of the art 3G playing surface in 2013.

The refurbishment has cost over £20,000 and includes the remarking of the field of play into three six-a-side pitches, new goals and nets, dividing nets to separate each pitch, high line nets to prevent the ball from leaving the enclosed field of play, renovating the existing surface and removal of 11 tonnes of sand, an upgrade of the changing rooms and repairing the surrounding fence.

To celebrate, the pitch will now be called ‘The Footy Factory’ and there will be a new six-a-side league with a £1,000 price fund split three ways - £600 to the winner, £200 to the runners-up and £200 to the most sporting team and free playing kit to every team.

The league will be affiliated to the county FA and have county FA registered referees for all games. There is no registration fee and also the man of the match for every game will receive a free drinks voucher for the stadium bar.

The games will be played on Sundays, Mondays and Fridays. There will be no contract players allowed and the competition rules can be viewed at www.thefootyfactory.com where you can also download an entry form and view your choice of kit.

There is a high demand for places and it will be on a first come first served basis.

For more information on how to enter, contact Martin on 077687 922571 or visit the website above.


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