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It has been rumoured that there would be a new 3G football pitch in Driotwich for a long time, but recent developments suggest that this may soon become a reality. The artificial sports pitch is proposed to be built at the King George playing fields near Briar Mill and will be a welcomed addition to Droitwich along with the refurbished pavilion.

Wychavon District Council recently met to discuss the plans although it is currently unlcear whether the plans have been given the go ahead at this time. However, as the new proposed football pitch is expected to the place the current grass pitch it is expected to be approved.

In terms of the pavilion, under the new plans this would go through significant refurbishment, as well as being extended to allow for new changing rooms. Another exciting addition to the project is the floodlights, allowing for practice on the pitches to continue later and safely throughout the winter months.

The pitch itself has been funded due to a shortage of football pitches in Droitwich, highlighted by the district council in the past. Droitwich Spa FC then launched a crowdfuning effort to raise the £100,000 needed for the 3G pitch, along with an impresive 50-100 capacity stand and turnstiles. This is expected to help take the club to the next level as they’re currently playing in Stourport due to the current ground not meeting FA standards.

The coucil have also addressed the lack of local pitches by suggesting the next focus is to be near new build areas, specifically  the Copcut and Yew Tree Hill developments.