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The Grass Really Is Greener For The Mighty Mo!

Montrose FC recently received a £40,000 grant from the Scottish Football Partnership towards the costs of their newly laid artificial surface.

With the previous pitch having come to the end of its natural life the League 2 side were faced with financing a new state of the art surface during the close season.

Club Chairman Derek Sim (pictured left) explained, "We are delighted to have secured this grant and very grateful that the Scottish Football Partnership are prepared to support our Club.

In handing over the cheque, Stuart McCaffrey, Chief Operating Officer said, "We are about supporting football at all levels in Scotland and we look to help professional clubs with projects that are linked to National Club Licensing.

"We were more than keen to support the project here at Links Park as not only does it help the first team but it also helps with the great work they do in the community.

"I hope the new surface serves the Club well and delivers huge benefits."

The new pitch, which in total cost the Club over £100,000 uses the latest technologies and was provided and laid by German sports company Polytan, one of the leading international suppliers of synthetic turf. The Ligaturf RS+ Coolplus 240 World Cup Edition surface has a 40mm pile with over 100,000 blades per square metre and the green infill is the same as that used in the Bern Stadium.

Derek said, “The pitch was also part funded by a very popular sponsorship scheme, allowing our fans to have their name associated with a 5m x 5m square of the new surface for its entire lifetime for only £135. The scheme is still open and full details are available from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or The Home Dugout.

“The pitch really has given the club a new lease of life. It looks great, it plays great and we have started the season with three home wins. Attendances are up so our fans must be enjoying the new pitch too which is all helping to create a positive and buoyant atmosphere."



 


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