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Competition seeks Britain's worst football pitch

By NDJAndrew  |  Posted: January 23, 2014

Pitch to Win

Does your team have the worst football pitch in Britain?

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The football fields of North Devon have taken a battering from the bad weather this season – but is your club's pitch the worst in Britain?

If so, it could win a £3,000 makeover in a new competition.

Lawnmower engine manufacturer Briggs and Stratton has launched Pitch to Win, asking amateur footballers aged under 18 to nominate their pitch as the country's worst.

As well as the makeover, the winning club, chosen by a panel of judges, will receive sponsorship for the 2014-15 season and a new kit for the team.

Runners-up will be given £500, sponsorship and new kit.

Ian Small, UK sales and marketing manager at Briggs and Stratton, said: "Pitch to Win was very popular when it first ran (in 2008). We received a fantastic amount of entries and were shocked at some of the conditions of pitches in the UK.

"With health and obesity warnings in the UK on the increase, particularly for children, it is becoming imperative that playing facilities improve to help raise fitness levels nationwide.

"We want to really highlight the importance of local football clubs, and the significant contribution that they make to their community."

To find out more or enter the competition, visit pitchtowin.org.uk

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