The Pingle Academy was very fortunate to receive a grant from the Football Foundation, which along with further funding from the academy, South Derbyshire District Council and our lead partner Woodville Rangers FC, enabled a full refurbishment of the pitch. This included a new carpet, new fencing, new equipment and improved floodlighting.
The refurbished pitch reopened in November 2018 and was officially opened by Nigel Clough, Manager of Burton Albion FC and Paul Simpson, England under 20s Manager. The opening was attended by representatives from The Pingle Academy, the de Ferrers Trust, South Derbyshire District Council, the Football Foundation, Football Association and local teams who use the pitch.
The pitch is a fantastic facility and continues to be fully utilised by students during the academy day and during the evenings, weekends and holidays by many local teams. The main users of our pitch include:
- Woodville Rangers FC
- Newhall FC
- TS Sports
- Gresley FC
- Robirch FC
- Overseal JFC
We also have a number of casual teams who are regular users. The costs of usage are:
- Charter standard clubs £28 per third per hour
- Non charter standard clubs £30 per third per hour
- Other rates are available dependent on requirements/eligibility.
Please contact Fiona Harvey via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or 01283 216837 for further details.