“It was great to see so many local people there to see the opening of the new all-weather pitch”
The sun shone on the launch of Canbury Park's new All-Weather Pitch, opened by Kingston's Deputy Mayor Olivia Boult (picture below) with MP Zac Goldsmith (Richmond Park) on Saturday 9 March. The event formed part of Royal Borough of Kingston's International Women's Day celebrations, with many girls taking part.
(Deputy Mayor Cllr Olivia Boult cutting the ribbon to officially open the all-weather pitch)
Canbury Community Trust's volunteers, led by Trevor Willis with cross-party Councillors for Tudor Ward, Katrina Lidbetter and Maria Netley, supported by RBK staff, worked hard to make the event a great success.
Three local primary schools fielded mixed football teams for a mini-tournament. An all-female girls' football team from Richmond Park, football teams from Little League with a female referee, and also a basket ball team, the Wildcats also took part.
Local businesses Sainsbury's and Bevan's Butchers contributed generously. Parents and young people all had a great day out.
Liberal Democrat Councillor Katrina Lidbetter said, “It was great to see so many local people there to see the opening of the new all-weather pitch especially the many girls who get involved as part of the International Women's Day celebrations. I look forward to seeing young and old using the facility going forward.”
(In the main picture: from left, Cllr Katrina Lidbetter, Deputy Mayor Olivia Boult, Lib Dem PPC Sarah Olney, Cllr for Canbury Ward Caroline Kerr)