Synthetic pitch debate ignites
FORMER States of Jersey playing fields manager Steve Landick is adding his voice to the clamour for a state-of-the-art artificial playing surface in the Island.
Landick would like to see the facility installed at Springfield – and up and running in time for the Jersey 2015 NatWest Island Games, so the ground could become the hub of the football tournament.
The calls for a top-class artificial surface have been coming loud and often in Jersey – with the Rugby Club's Ben Harvey extremely keen for a multi-sports facility – and the Island's footballers won over after triumphing on a 3G (third generation) surface in the Isle of Man last year.
A long list of postponements suffered by grass-based sports in the Channel Islands over the past months have brought the issue to the fore again.
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