Outstanding sporting opportunities offered by the Dave Clark Arena
Take a look at the outstanding sporting opportunities offered by the Dave Clark Arena. Our new flood-lit 3G pitch not only offers exceptional sporting facilities for our school and sixth form students but also delivers increased playing opportunities for the wider community and local sports teams. Enjoy this great video HERE which highlights the enormous benefits of the Dave Clark Arena which, within two months of opening, has rapidly become a very popular facility in school and across the community and is already at 95% capacity. The school’s new pitch now hosts a local junior league with 20 teams and over 500 junior players playing football weekly at the facility.
Other football clubs are using the floodlit facility for matches and training, with local team Richmond Mavericks FC remarking that the Dave Clark Arena is: “A superb new facility that is run very smoothly and efficiently.”
Richmondshire District Council Chairman, Clive World comments: “This is a great facility not just for Richmond but for the whole district.”
Tony Potter, Head of Community Sport at Richmond School and Sixth Form College, said: “We always envisaged this fabulous facility being the hub for sport in the area and this is certainly the case. We are so grateful to the various organisations who contributed to the funding of the Dave Clark Arena project, which included the Football Foundation, Richmond School Trustees, Sport England, Richmond Town Football Club and Richmondshire District Council. It is just what the area needed and I hope it will encourage people, of all ages, to be more active and do more sport. With Dave being such a keen sportsman, this is the most fitting tribute to him.
“Our special thanks go to the main contractors and suppliers who worked tirelessly to create this outstanding facility, which is unrivalled in the local area. The superb pitch was designed and constructed by McArdle Sport Tec, with the artificial 3G turf surface manufactured by Tiger Turf. The terrific floodlit lighting scheme was designed and installed by Halliday Lighting who very kindly created this video.”