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Let your feet do the talking at Clough’s new MUGA

Press release   •   Jul 30, 2019 08:37 BST

Pictured at the official opening of the new MUGA are Katrina Morgan (Director of Community MEA), Richard McCaig, (Clough Community Association), Anne Gregg (CCA), Peter Gregg, (CCA), Cllr Chris Jamieson and Alderman Robin Cherry, MBE.

A new Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) pitch has officially opened in Clough.

The new MUGA has been installed in the area adjacent to the children’s play area in the village.

The rejuvenation work is part of over £1.27 million being invested in 17 villages across Mid and East Antrim under the Village Renewal Programme.

The programme is funded by Council and DAERA with support from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.

A spokesperson for Clough Community Association, said: “We’re thrilled to see this exciting project come to fruition here in Clough.

“This pitch has been something we have wanted in the village for a number of years and it’s great to see the facility come to life.

“Delivering the project was a collective effort from the community and council and everyone involved deserves praise for having this completed in time for the Summer holidays.”

LAG Board Chairperson, Alderman Robin Cherry MBE, said: “I am delighted to see the new MUGA in Clough open to the public.

“The youth in this area and the wider community will reap the benefits of this fantastic facility.

“It will encourage more people to get outdoors and enjoy the benefits that sport can bring.”

The new MUGA pitch measures 25 metres long by 15 metres wide and has been enclosed with steel fencing.

Rubber surfacing will allow the pitch to facilitate a number of sports and other activities.

Football nets are also being provided along with line markings.

There is easy access for any maintenance to be carried out and one main pedestrian gate for users of the facility.

The new MUGA pitch will be enjoyed by local children and young people as well as the nearby local primary school.

The site is a high profile one within Clough as it is bounded by the main Drumagrove Road, one of the main routes in to the village.