IT cost £135,000 and was intended to be an asset for use by the entire community.

But the people who run the 5ives Sports Club are fighting a pitch battle - against a team of vandals who seem intent on ruining the facility.

The centre in Burnsall Road, Kendray, boasts a total of eight new 4G (the latest synthetic grass) five-a-side and seven-a-side pitches.

Paid for by a Sports England grant, the complex is used by hundreds of people of all ages and both sexes each week.
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But the popularity of the place hasn’t stopped vandals from doing their utmost to ruin it.


Read more in this weeks Barnsley Chronicle