Date published: 19/03/2012
Charlton Athletic Manager, Chris Powell, has officially opened a third generation (3G) artificial grass pitch at Samuel Montagu Youth Centre.
The project was made possible through a £136,690 grant from the Mayor of London: Faiclity Fund, managed by the Football Foundation.
The Mayor of London: Facility Fund is part of the Mayor's commitment to deliver a sporting legacy from the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The overall aim of the Mayor of London: Facility Fund is to raise participation levels in sport in London through the funding of sports facilities. The fund will help to provide affordable, good quality local facilities within local communities.
Kate Hoey MP, Clive Efford MP and Football Foundation Chief Executive, Paul Thorogood also attended to help celebrate the opening of the new pitches at the Youth Centre.
The sports hub is the only site in the borough that will offer an extensive sports offer together with a comprehensive programme of multi media, creative, social and recreational activities to young people.
Samuel Montagu Youth Centre with the traditional sports of football and boxing plays a key role in engaging a growing number of young people in the local community. Charlton Athletic Community Club along with many more groups in the local area will enjoy using the brand new facility.
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said: "This fantastic community sports hub is just the kind of place I wanted to support when I launched my sports legacy programme to get Londoners of all ages and abilities into sport. I am sure that people from across Kidbrooke will take advantage of all the great facilities the Samuel Montagu Centre has to offer, so they can get fit and active for many years to come."