The summer weather’s not bad at the moment!

But – while we don’t want to sound miserable! – it won’t be long before things get dark again.

With that in mind, we wanted to get out some good news to all community-level football clubs, youth clubs and smaller teams who are keen to keep on playing after the sun’s gone down.

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Are you part of one of these groups? If so, read on…

New floodlights for Clywedog pitch

You’ll probably know about the work carried out at our leisure and activity centres, alongside our partners Freedom Leisure.

But as well as improving the centres, we’ve also invested in improvements to the dual-use facilities run by Freedom Leisure at schools across the county borough – along with pitches on school sites.

We’re pleased to announce that during August, we’ll be hard at work installing new floodlighting columns on the all-weather pitch at Ysgol Clywedog, Ruthin Road – meaning the pitch will now be able to host evening games and training alike, even after the autumn nights draw in.

We’re now taking bookings for any floodlit training and matches starting from September 1.

For those clubs who are further afield, bookings are also available for the floodlit 3G pitches at Chirk, Morgan Llwyd and Queensway.

For bookings, just contact your nearest leisure and activity centre.

Get your bookings in now

Cllr Andrew Atkinson, Lead Member for Youth Services and Anti-Poverty, with responsibility for Leisure, said: “While it may seem a little early for us to be promoting floodlit football, a number of bookings have already been taken for floodlit matches and training on the all-weather pitch at Ysgol Clywedog, and we know demand is only likely to go up as the autumn nears.

“The new floodlights will be in place from September 1, so clubs and sporting groups would be well advised to get their bookings in now.”

Bookings can be taken by contacting:

    • Chirk Leisure and Activity Centre: 01691 778 666
    • Clywedog Leisure and Activity Centre: 01978 262 787
  • Morgan Llwyd Leisure and Activity Centre: 01978 314 693
  • Queensway Stadium: 01978 355 826

Alternately, you can book via Freedom Leisure’s website.

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