Uckfield Sport for All day plans take shape

Five-a-side football, tag rugby, a tug of war and stoolball could be some of the activities included in a Sport for All day being held in Uckfield on Sunday, June 28.


Uckfield Rugby Club, venue for a Sport for All activity day on June 28.

There will also be cricket, bowls and other sports too during the day which will be held at Uckfield Rugby Club.

A report about the plans prepared, by the sports and leisure forum, for a meeting of Uckfield Town Council’s environment and leisure committee on Monday, March 30, says last year’s Sport for All day was a success, mainly with young children.

It goes on to say that the problem for sports is that teenagers and adults drop out and it is this loss that Wealden District Council and Sport England are keen to reduce.

“Whether we can increase their ongoing involvement is hard to tell, but this will at least give a fun day for all ages to have a go at various sports.”

Low decibel whistles in use at all-weather pitch

The report goes on to say that low decibel whistles are now being used at the all-weather sports pitch at Uckfield Community Technology College and a review of lighting has been undertaken after a resident complained about light in the front of their house.

It adds: “Both noise and light pollution will slowly reduce over time as the planting fills in on the bund between the AWP and Hempstead Lane.”

Use of the pitch is said to be “fairly intensive” with just a couple of hours during the football and rugby season being available for one-off bookings mid-week.

Weekend afternoons are also generally available, although, during the main winter time, matches have taken place on more than anticipated occasions as the weather last year was one of the wettest.

Uckfield Grasshoppers, AFC Uckfield Town and Uckfield Rugby Football Club are all using the pitch.

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