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Thursday, 29 September 2011 (3019173)
It's a result!
by Natasha Young

A NEW purpose built kick about area has been officially opened at Crossens Community Park, thanks to a £33,000 Play Builder grant.

Southport Football Club captain Alan Moogan helped launch the facility at the Sefton Council operated park, which will allow children to practice their footballing skills.

The council's landscape services worked closely with Crossens Community Association to submit an application for the new facility which was built and installed during the summer by Play and Leisure Ltd.

A zip-wire has also been installed as part of the programme, together with boundary tree planting to enhance the park’s landscape and natural diversity.

During the launch, soccer star Alan was joined by pupils from St John's Junior School, members from Crossens Community Association, ward councillors and landscape services staff all got to see the facilities in full use.

Cabinet member for leisure, culture and tourism services, Councillor Mike Booth, said: “Crossens Community Park has been transformed over the past couple of years and the kick about is another excellent asset.

”The Play Builder scheme helped revamp many parks in the borough and I am sure this new facility will be well used by the local community.

“Thanks must go to Alan Moogan from Southport Football who helped officially open the kick about area and the three Meols ward councillors who have been instrumental in making this happen. I'm sure they all know how important sports facilities like these are for our young people.”

Crossens Community Association chair, Elaine Price, added: “We are all delighted with the new kick about area in the park.

”Crossens Community Park is a very popular place for the local community and additional facilities like this make it even more appealing.

“Hopefully children of all ages will make use of it and who knows it may help a football star of the future.”

Southport Football Club captain, Alan Moogan, added: “I'm really impressed with the new facilities here at Crossens.

”For young people growing up with the kick about area right on their doorstep, it can really help them develop their football skills and keep them fit and active.“

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