West Ham and England football legend opens sports pitch in Wembley

Sir Trevor Brooking unveils state of the art facility at Vale Farm Sports Centre

England football legend Sir Trevor Brooking was on hand to help unveil a brand new state of the arts sports pitch in Wembley today (Friday).

The third generation (3G) artificial grass pitch will provide a first class facility for the local community to enjoy.

The pitch, at Vale Farm Sports Centre, will also provide a training base for local clubs and create opportunities for women and girls’ teams.

Sir Trevor, who made more than 500 appearances for West Ham United and has 47 England caps to his name, was joined by another England international and Bristol Academy goalkeeper, Siobhan Chamberlain to open the �230,000 centre.


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They were joined by Cllr Bobby Thomas, deputy mayor of Brent, in declaring the pitch in Watford Road, open.

Brent worked in partnership with the Middlesex FA to secure a �100,000 grant from the Football Foundation towards the project, with the council covering the additional cost.

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Sir Trevor, who is now The Football Association’s Director of Football Development, said It was a good pitch for the grassroots players to develop their skills.

Cllr Thomas, said: “Brent aims to encourage local people to take part in more sport and activity. Investing in first-class facilities, such as this, will encourage more people to exercise and keep fit.

“This is a great example of how we can work with partners like the Football Foundation and Middlesex FA to improve facilities for local players and also builds on the success of the Olympics.”

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