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Bakery Field gets £15,000

A Torfaen football club is getting improvements to the pitch used by its junior teams thanks to a £15,000 donation from a contractor building homes for us.

Fairfield United AFC in Talywain has over 140 players ranging from under sevens through to a senior team. Their junior pitch is regularly waterlogged so this work will give the players a permanent base for training and playing.

ButlerWall Homes is building 20 homes in Woodland View in Blaenavon and 28 homes Caldicot Way in Cwmbran.

Ria Gibbs, our community development team leader, said: “When a contractor is building homes for us we negotiate with them for some benefits for the community. It could be a mix of jobs on the site for local residents or support for a  community group.

“This popular club is using this kind donation of £15,153.94 towards the cost of improving the drainage and surface playing area so the players can enjoy their sport throughout the year.

“It’s going to bring local children together to get fit and build friendships for life through football.

“Thanks to ButlerWalll Homes for working closely with us to bring new affordable homes to Torfaen along with the added bonus of giving this club a boost.”

The contractor has also given £600 to St David’s RC Primary School in Cwmbran to buy sanitising equipment for when pupils return to classes in September.