Playfinder awards Wixams with outstanding facility award


A Wixams sports facility has been awarded Playfinder’s outstanding facility award for October.

Playfinder says they want to make it easier for everyone to play sport, and increase the use of facilities as a result.

They say the facility at Wixams gives sport players living in and around the Bedford area the ability to benefit from some fantastic football facilities.

Footballers have the option of 9-a-side and 11-a-side football on the grass pitch, as well as a state-of-the-art full-size 3G pitch.

The venue also plays an integral role within the local community as a number of grassroots clubs use the pitches, including the Football Education Academy, Wixams Wanderers FC and the Bedfordshire FA.

Jamie Foale, Co-Founder of Playfinder, commented: “A whole host of local football clubs are proud to call Wixams their home and it’s clear to see why.

“The football facilities here are truly superb and the venue team fully deserves the October facility award.”

Cllr Charles Royden, Portfolio Holder for Environment at Bedford Borough Council said, “It’s great to hear that this popular local sports venue has been rated so highly by Playfinder users.

“With a grass pitch, 3G artificial pitch, and other amenities like floodlights and changing rooms this Council facility really does offer a great environment for local teams and clubs.”

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