2 for 1 at Dafen Park!
Burrowing animals and underfunded maintenance are wreaking havoc on a Dafen Park soccer pitch. The pitch, which is located behind the Community Hall and Cricket Club, is the home ground used by Dafen AFC Senior soccer team and is an important facility for providing sport in the community. Holes have been appearing across the pitch over the last couple of months and leaving it in a terrible condition, and although efforts have been made to refill the holes, the animals are returning at night to clear the holes and reclaim their territory. In addition, the general poor condition of the pitch has not been able to recover from the previous season.
With cutbacks to Council spending, the Club is having to pay for running repairs to the pitch in the hope that it will be in a safe and playable condition for the new season, but with £250 being spent on re-turfing a small area around one of the goal-mouths alone, the club is beginning to wonder how long it can afford to do so. A spokesman for Dafen Welfare AFC said that the club was working hard to protect and foster the sport in the community, but is appealing for more help .
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