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Young footballers are set to star in an exhibition match to mark the opening of a new pitch in Burntwood. Chasetown FC Academy will face Burton Albion Academy in a friendly at Burntwood Leisure Centre on July 30. Refereed by officials from the Football League, the match has been organised to welcome the arrival of the centre’s new football pitch. Paul Watson, Manager of Burntwood Leisure Centre, said:
“Our football pitches are really popular, so having a brand new pitch to offer our players is fantastic. Saturday’s friendly should be a good curtain raiser for the new season, and we hope lots of supporters will join us for the 11am kick-off to watch some of the stars of the future.”
The new pitch has replaced the one that was lost when Burntwood Leisure Centre was rebuilt in 2002. Costing around £40,000, the football pitch was funded by Section 106 money and through Staffordshire Local Community Fund and Lichfield District Council.

Ross

Founder of Lichfield Live and editor of the site.