A £20 million development to create a new 3G facility at the Y Gwyndy school campus in Caerphilly has reached completion, following months of extensive works.
The new 3G rugby and football pitch is securely fenced and flood lit for ease of use during the winter months. Adjacent to this are specialised areas for a number of sports including long jump and shot put, which have all been designed in-house by Caerphilly County Borough Council’s Building Consultancy Team.
The development of the new 3G facility is phase 4 of the Y Gwyndy school campus development, which has previously seen the development of new school buildings for the pupils of Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Caerffili and local pupils of Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhymni.
The new facilities will be available to the community, as well as school pupils.
Cllr Derek Havard, Cabinet Member for Education and Lifelong Learning said:
“I am delighted that the new 3G facility at the Y Gwyndy campus is now complete. The pitch and other facilities are fantastic resources that can be used by both the school pupils and the community for a range of sporting activities. The 3G pitch will also provide a consistent surface suitable for use in most weathers”.
The new 3G pitch forms part of the 21st Century Schools programme and is jointly funded by Caerphilly County Borough Council and Welsh Assembly Government.