Cardinal Newman Catholic School unveils plans for all-weather sports pitch

Cardinal Newman Catholic School unveils plans for all-weather sports pitch

Cardinal Newman Catholic School in Hove has announced plans to improve its sports facilities with the installation of an all-weather astroturf pitch and changing facilities.

In addition to allowing its own students more opportunities to play a variety of sports throughout the year, the school is keen to offer use of the new pitch to local sports teams across the city.

The school’s Principal, Dr James Kilmartin, said, “We know from our own experience and from the findings of the city council, that clubs are under-served in terms of all-weather facilities and we look forward to helping fill the unmet demand for quality artificial grass pitches.

“We are so pleased to bring forward our plans for this new pitch and hope that the availability of an additional all-weather surface will inspire our students and more young people across the city to participate in sport more frequently. We very much hope muddy winter pitches will become a thing of the past!”

Cardinal Newman boasts an excellent sporting record both locally and nationally, including the outstanding success of Newman Rugby Academy who were crowned winners at the AoC National Championships in April 2019 and the Boys Football team who were in the Final of the ESFA U13 National Schools Cup in May 2018.

“We are extremely proud of our student sportsmen and sportswomen and hope the availability of a state-of-the-art pitch will nurture continued dedication to sport at our school,” continued Dr Kilmartin.

Cardinal Newman Catholic School will shortly submit a planning application for the installation of the astroturf surface with associated changing facilities, lighting and fencing on part of the south-facing school field, along Old Shoreham Road.

The school is currently consulting with parents and neighbours ahead of the application being made to Brighton & Hove City Council.

For more information and to view the plans, please visit the school website: