The floodlit, all weather terrain, Burrington Sports Area (BSA) was officially opened on Saturday 4th May 2002 at 2.30pm by Jim Clarke, Chairman of Sport England South Western Area.
The £104,000 project has been three years in the making and has been driven forward by Burrington Parish Council, with financial help from Sport England (£78,000) and North Devon District Council (£14,000), with £3,500 coming from local donations and £3,000 from the Parish Council itself. As well as the financial help, the project has also been made possible through a unique partnership between the Parish Council and the Methodist Church. The Methodists offered the project some land next to their village chapel, which was joined up with half of the old village green, freeing up enough space in the village centre to build the BSA and an adjoining car park.
According to Sport England, Multi-Use Games Areas (MUGAs) can cater for the
5-a-side football, athletics training, basketball, circuits, handball, hockey, in-line skating, korfball, netball, roller hockey, short tennis, skateboarding, tchoukball, tennis and volleyball - presumably not all at once.
If you are interested in hiring the
sports area for your club, or for your own use,
please contact 01769 520490 for further details.
Picture provided by Jane Pearce, Parish Clerk, Burrington
Page layout © Dave Tylcoat 2002