Amongst the mayhem of what is largely still a construction site at the Be Well Support Stadium on Sunday, our recently laid grass hybrid playing surface attracted many admirers. Despite significant rainfall in the preceding 24 hours, which resulted in a number of postponed matches locally, our new surface looked and played immaculately. The surface, which was only laid in September will improve even more once the 2023 growing season arrives and we look forward the boasting perhaps the finest playing surface in Rugby League – at the world’s oldest stadium!
Keeping the pitch in this excellent condition will require not only lots of work from our groundsman Steve Dutton but the investment in some new equipment. Steve is pictured, along with Club Chairman John Minards, alongside our recently acquired Dennis R34 Rotary machine.
This important purchase has been made possible through some of the funds raised from our new Member Shareholders. John Minards said, “We have had a very generous response to our Member Share invitation and wanted to show to those who have subscribed how we have put their investment to immediate practical effect. The new playing surface is a key part of our development programme as we prepare for the upcoming changes in Rugby League and this is an important piece of kit in helping ensure our pitch is Grade A standard.”