Stevenage FC football manager Darren Sarll full of praise for futuristic new pitch at town school

Stevenage manager Darren Sarll with staff at Marriotts School unveiling the new pitch

Stevenage manager Darren Sarll with staff at Marriotts School unveiling the new pitch - Credit: Archant

Stevenage FC manager Daren Sarll popped along to Giles Junior School in Stevenage on Tuesday to open a state of the art 4G football pitch which will help it kick off a new era for sports.

The Durham Road school managed to secure cash from the government through Herts County Council with a little help from Councillor Richard Henry to accompany the its new buildings which opened 18 months ago and will see it become a three form entry school from September 2017.

Mr Sarll said the pitch would help Stevenage youngsters develop their skills and become the athletes of the future.

He said: “This is a wonderful opportunity for young people to increase their participation in sport.”

Headteacher Heather Davies said the pitch is a vital part of the school’s development as a centre of sporting excellence. Marriotts School has just agreed a deal to allow Giles pupils to use its sports pitches and take part in dance, gymnastics and trampolining classes at its Brittain Way facilities.

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