Just when you thought we would be going back to Sophia Gardens with all the cricket craziness behind us, it seems that our return will now be delayed until August. I received an email today which confirmed that the pitch will be out of operation for the remainder of June and for the whole of July, with a hopeful recommencement of games on the first week of August. Now I know what you’re thinking, ‘AUGUST?! My gut is growing by the minute and I need an hour or so of sub-standard football to curb this beer bulge in front of me!’. I hear you brother.
So if this is you, fear not! For we have a Plan B. As great as the time off we had over the last month or so, I think from speaking to lot of you we are itching to get back to TTFE. Therefore I was pleased when I continued reading the email and found out that we have been offered the Jubliee Hall at Sophia Gardens throughout this proposed. It is an indoor pitch, which I know some of you enjoy more than others, but at least it is at the same venue and same time. I’m also happy to have booked the hall at the same price as the outdoor pitch so the weekly fee will remain unchanged. This however may mean that we will have some 12 player max games, but it will only be for a short period. Free games will be provided according to the formula as usual.
So it may not be the pitch we were waiting for, but at least it’s back to footballing action for the time being and when we get back to the outdoor pitch…. it will be nice, shiny and new! YES – the reason why Sport Wales have rehoused us is because they have the funding to resurface the pitch, which I’m sure we’ll all agree, will be really great in the long run as it is well overdue. So come August we should be back on a brand spanking new pitch, plus we’ll be ready for TPC2013… oh it’s a gonna be a belter! YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST!!!