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A new community pitch at The Academy

It’s been a big week at The Academy. On Monday we began our community pitch refurbishment project.


Our community pitch is almost 10 years old. As we mark a decade at Ainslie Park the relaying of the pitch is a perfect way to celebrate. The new state of the art surface will be the first of it’s type in Scotland and with a new pitch we can look forward to another 10 years of supporting our teams, schools, community and youth work projects at Ainslie Park.

Over the next 6 weeks the rubber and sand will be shaken out of the old surface and the 3G “grass” will be cut up and removed. Some of the old pitch will find a new life in other local community venues. We are hopeful that our shiny new surface will be complete by the end of July.

None of this would be possible without support from our funders: The Robertson Trust, SUEZ Communities Trust, Viridor Credits and the Scottish Football Partnership. A big “thank you” to them for helping to ensure that we are #hereforgood