Sinn Fein MLA Mitchel McLaughlin with Lisburn Councillor Arder Carson and MaryKate Quinn
LOCAL politicians and community representatives are on the ball as they lobby for a new pitch for Glenavy Football Club.
Lisburn City Councillor Arder Carson and community representative Mary Kate Quinn recently welcomed Sinn Fein MLA Mitchel McLaughlin to Glenavy, where he joined the campaign to secure a pitch for the local club.
"Glenavy Football Club has been established for over one hundred years and it is about time they had their own pitch for training and matches in their own area," said Ms Quinn.
'Sport brings communities together and Glenavy FC already has a great team. Unfortunately, due to having no grounds they are travelling far and wide to make use of other pitches.
"If Glenavy had their own pitch, youth teams could be properly established for the younger people in our community; creating a much needed facility for our youth population," she continued.
"Glenavy is a place that is getting bigger, with more and more young people every year. It is time Lisburn City Council put these young people at the top of their agenda and provide Glenavy FC and our young people a much needed soccer pitch," concluded Ms Quinn.
Lisburn Councillor Arder Carson added: After meeting with Glenavy FC, the needs have been clearly outlined and it is essential they establish themselves within this district.
I have been in touch with the Leisure Services Department in Lisburn City Council and have set up a meeting with them, members of Glenavy FC and Sinn Fein to examine the potential of a pitch being located in the Glenavy area."