Brackley set to open new pitch

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A double celebration will take place at the grounds of Brackley Town on August 10.

The club has worked in partnership with Northamptonshire FA to secure a grant from the Football Foundation and will announce the official opening of their 3G artificial grass pitch.

This coincides with the forthcoming start of the new season and goes hand in hand with supporting the Sir Bobby Robson National Football Day, a celebration of grassroots football.

The official opening of the new pitch is at 11.30am with a a football festival for boys and girls between the ages of seven and 16 taking place between noon and 2pm.

Contact Janene Butters, general manager, on 01280 704077, 07766 226655 or to secure a place. At 3pm Brackley Town play Dover Athletic.

In a tribute to the Sir Bobby Robson National Football Day, the game has been designated as free entry to all football fans and at half time a bundle of balloons will be released in his memory.