A NEW 4G astroturf pitch at Honeywell Sports College has officially opened.

The project, which started on January 11, came after the college had the chance to resurface the pitch with a new FIFA-approved alternative - the former astroturf had been on the site since the facility’s opening back in 2012.

Luke Forgione, performance and athlete development co-ordinator at Barnsley College, said: “We are really pleased that the college has supported our vision to create a fantastic facility that will service our academic provision and the local community.

“Based in the centre of the town, the 4G pitch will provide so many with the opportunity to play sports, whether it be for fun or competitively.

“This is a further example of the college’s commitment to be a leading provider in education alongside us recognising our importance to Barnsley and the wider community.”