Rushall Olympic's new 3G football pitch to be installed this summer
Work to install a new all-weather 3G pitch at a football club in Walsall will take place this summer.
The state-of-the-art pitch will be added at Rushall Olympic and will provide a major boost to the club.
Bosses say the move will help secure Rushall's future. Youth sides will also use the new pitch, while it will be available for hire to local teams and members of the public.
The club has been given the green light to install the new pitch at the Dales Lane ground by planners at Walsall Council.
Rushall said work on the new pitch would start "imminently" and will be ready for the start of the 2019-20 season. The club is also appealing for donations to help it repay borrowings for the pitch.
John and Nick Allen, chairman and vice-chairman of Rushall Olympic Football Club, said in a joint statement: "We have to draw some new, vibrant people to our club who buy into Rushall Olympic Football Club and want to join us on this journey and we feel that our new 3G facility will be a huge catalyst in this process.
"Our ambitions do not dim with this massive change, we plan to be involved in Rushall Olympic Football Club for many years to come because we have developed a real love and passion for the Pics and we want to see the club survive and progress and continue to build a positive reputation that we’re incredibly proud of.
"We hope that lots of new faces can come in and engage with the club, feel the passion that we all do and help us take our club forward to enjoy more great memories and achievements.
"Our first team continue to achieve amongst many more affluent peers, our development section is thriving and progressing and contains many people who will become more engaged with our club following the completion of our new 3G pitch and the local community will have plenty of opportunities to come and sample what our club is all about too."