Support AFC Whitchurch in Providing All-Weather Sporting Facilities

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We call on Cardiff City Council and the Welsh Government to support Whitchurch Rugby Sports and Social Club in obtaining an All Weather Pitch for our ground at Whitchurch Hospital. 

Every year local parks games are called off due to water logged and frozen pitches.  To date, this season alone has seen 13 weeks cancelled.

An all-weather pitch is a synthetic sports pitch constructed in artificial grass. This sports surface can be line marked for multi-use sports so one court can be used for a football pitch, rugby pitch, basketball court, netball court, and hockey pitch.

The common benefits of and all weather surface are

1. Come rain or shine, artificial turf is the perfect surface to play football on.
Cancelled matches are not only disappointing for the players, but can also mean lost revenue for the football club.
2. All weather pitches can also withstand long periods without rainfall and won’t turn brown or patchy without constant watering.  Excessive water consumption is not only bad for the environment but financially damaging for football clubs too.
3. Artificial turf is capable of withstanding intensive usage. This means that it can be used virtually around the clock without showing any signs of wear.  This has enabled owners of all-weather football pitches to offer their services right throughout the day and well into the night.
4. It’s very common for schools and school holiday clubs to use artificial turf pitches throughout the daytime and then for adults to continue using the surface throughout the evening, all without the artificial turf showing any signs of wear.