New five-a-side pitch at Crossens Rec

A new five-a-side 'kick-about' football pitch for young people is the latest improvement at Crossens Rec. The new pitch is due to open in May. The £33,000 cost has come from a Playbuilder grant available for keep-fit projects for youngsters.

Crossens is one of just 12 places throughout Sefton to get its own scheme.

Crossens Community Association, which has its headquarters at the former library on the recreation ground, suggested a five-a-side football pitch would be the most popular youth attraction. Lib Dem councillor David Tattersall took that up with the council and the good news is that it’s going ahead. 

The Crossens Community Association is going from strength to strength with a recent new extension to the building off Rufford Road.  The five-a-side pitch for young people will be another improvement for Crossens Rec, alongside other sporting uses including cricket and adult football.