Jonson Clarke-Harris officially opened a new state of the art 3G pitch at St John Fisher Catholic High School.

A state-of-the-art 3G Football Pitch was officially opened by Peterborough United striker Jonson Clarke-Harris at St John Fisher Catholic High School in Park Lane. The new 3G Football Pitch Premier was made possible thanks to investment from the Premier League, The FA and Government’s football foundation.

After netting a £249K grant from the Football Foundation, work began on the site in January 2022 to replace the existing all-weather pitch. This grant enables St John Fisher School and its local club users, the chance to play football on a state of the art pitch.

The site will be used by: St John Fisher School Sport Faculty, the local Youth Dreams Project (YDP) and Park Farm Pumas among others. St John Fisher worked with the Football Foundation and the Hunts FA to secure a £249K grant towards the project, which was matched by the school Governing Body.

Kate Pereira Headteacher, said: “This grant from the Football Foundation is going to improve the fitness and wellbeing of young people from St John Fisher School and many more in the locality. Football is a key sport for getting young people interested in fitness and developing skills in leadership, resilience and team work. This will have a tremendous impact.”

Robert Sullivan, Chief Executive of the football foundation, said “We are delighted that this new 3G Pitch at St John Fisher School is now open to the public after receiving football foundation investment.

“Good quality facilities support the health of local people and communities, which is why we’re investing in projects like this across the country with funding provided by the Premier League, The FA, Government and Sport England.”