As previously stated in the Community Informer, planning approval for a new, state of the art, full size, floodlit, artificial grass sports pitch had been granted. It has now been officially announced that Sherburn High School has received confirmation from the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund, delivered by Football Foundation and National Lottery Funding from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities Fund, that funding has been awarded to develop the new pitch.
The new artificial grass sports pitch will be used by the school during the day and open to the wider community during evenings and weekends, the facility will be available to the residents of Sherburn-In-Elmet and the surrounding villages for a range of multi sports including football, rugby training and hockey.
Partnership funding towards the project costs had already been approved from Sherburn Parish Council and Selby District Council, the total project costs being £603,831 with £245,831 confirmed by the Football Foundation and £100,000 from Sport England.
The project is being developed in partnership with the High School, Sherburn Parish Council, Selby District Council and Sherburn White Rose Football Club, and is scheduled to be open for use in the summer 2017. Full consultation for this project and other sporting benefits for wider community use of the school site were undertaken in 2013, which was funded by the Big Lottery Awards for All programme.