Sports ground opens

August 31 2018

THE official launch of Lyde Green Sports Ground went ahead on a very wet Bank Holiday Sunday.

The pitches and pavilion in Howsmoor Lane, which will be managed by Longwell Green Sports Football Club,  were opened by South Gloucestershire Council leader Toby Savage, who said: “I am delighted to officially open these fantastic new sports facilities in Lyde Green because there is a real need across the local area."

 More than 200 people turned up in spite of the rain to watch exhibition matches by junior teams and a match between Longwell Green veterans and Lyde Green Veterans.

John Gibbs, chairman of Longwell Green Sports AFC, said the club was looking forward to linking with the community in Lyde Green. More than 40 people living in the development have already joined the football club and more,expressed interest at the opening event.

Also at the launch day were Councillors Rachael Hunt, Colin Hunt and Judy Adams. 

Councillor Rachael Hunt said: “I’m so pleased to see these facilities now in use. John and his team are working hard to bring it to life and it's great to see both the teams having fun. ”