Level playing field at Wavendon Recreation Ground

Woburn Lions' promotional poster
Woburn Lions' promotional poster

FOOTBALLERS and cricketers are rejoicing after news that the notorious Wavendon Recreation Ground is to be levelled out.

Known city wide for its undulating nature, Woburn Lions have been awarded £9,000 to flatten the field, making it more suitable for sports teams to use competitively.

The club gained overwhelming local backing to seek the grant from WREN, a not-for-profit business that awards grants to the community across the UK from funds donated by FCC Environment to the Landfill Communities Fund, to get the field levelled out.

Robert Hill, Woburn Lions Manager said: “Wavendon Recreation Ground is an excellent location to start the development of our young footballers, with only the single drawback of severe undulation making both training and matches challenging at times.”

Peter Cox, Managing Director of WREN added: “WREN is committed to funding projects that make a real difference to local communities, children and families. The Wavendon Recreation Ground Surface Levelling Project will provide a fantastic space for local people to get outdoors and have some fun.

“We’re delighted to support Woburn Lions to make this happen and look forward to the final completion of the project next year”.

The site at Walton Road, Wavendon, will have to be vacated by Woburn Lions for 12 months whilst the new surface establishes itself.

But while the project is carried out, Woburn Lions are in need of a new home.

Robert Hill added: “We’re urgently on the look-out for a temporary home.”

If you can help Woburn Lions, email robert.hill62@btinternet.com