Arsenal legend Robert Pires helps open 3G pitch at Fleet Primary
PUBLISHED: 15:00 05 November 2019
Arsenal legend Robert Pires went back to school last week to help kids at Fleet Primary in try out their skills on a new 3G pitch.
The Arsenal title-winner- turned up at the Fleet Road school to open the new pitch on Friday November 1. Paid for by a Football Foundation grant and contributions from Camden Council and the Arsenal Foundation, the plastic surface replaces the school's 20 year-old macadam pitch.
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New floodlights and a disability access ramp have also been installed.
The Arsenal legend said: "To see lots of smiles on the faces of the kids playing here shows us why it is so important to have these facilities."
Don McGibbon, headteacher at Fleet Primary said: "We are very excited by this development. The children have loved using the pitch since it opened and we want to say a huge thanks to the funders who made this possible."