Residents and visitors are invited to view the new Gresham Sports Park facilities as part of a free sport and health activities day at the West Bridgford venue on Sunday October 24.
It follows over £1.2m of fresh investment into local football and sport facilities at the site after Rushcliffe Borough Council were awarded funding from the Premier League, The FA and Government’s Football Foundation.
It now boasts an additional new full size floodlit 3G football turf pitch, refurbishment of the existing 3G pitch and a full upgrade of the existing grass pitches.
To celebrate, a free and fun sports and health activities day will take place from 10am to 1pm on the day and will coincide with its official reopening.
Residents will be able to speak to health professionals to learn more about leading a healthier lifestyle, have a go on smoothie and boogie dance bikes, shoot footballs at a giant inflatable dartboard and the opportunity to make and try fruit kebabs.
Cyclists who come along to the event will also be able to receive minor repairs on their bikes fixed for free by a qualified mechanic courtesy of Dr Bike.
A Football Trickster performance will take place at 11.30am with a chance for footballers to then try the skills for themselves in a workshop from 12pm.
Cardiac Arrest in the Young (CRY) will be promoting their services throughout the day and provide information and specialist advice.
Score football coaching, in conjunction with West Bridgford Colts, will also be hosting dedicated matches and Nottingham Touch Club will be hosting touch rugby sessions for all to join in.
Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Communities and Climate Change Cllr Abby Brennan said: “We will be delighted to welcome residents to view the wonderful new facilities at Gresham Sports Park, thanks to the Football Foundation grant.
“Come along on the day and enjoy a host of activities for all the family.
“The upgraded facilities offer existing and new generations of footballers and athletes a chance to develop their skills in better facilities that can only aid health and wellbeing.
“We look forward to welcoming back hundreds of local athletes to enjoy an even better place for sport and recreation.”