What would we do without our local football pitch? It is very own our Wembley, our hallowed turf, the place where our weekly football dreams are made.
Local pitches are vital to the grassroots game in this country, and now Fields in Trust are giving you the chance to help your favourite pitch to be a winner with their Love Your Field campaign.
As long as your pitch has been signed up to the QEII Fields Challenge, you can help it be the Most Loved Field!
The site with the most love will win the Most Loved Field award at Fields in Trust’s Awards this year.
It might be your home pitch, the place where you first got into the game, or where you practice week in, week out, come rain or shine.
Find your favourite local site by putting your postcode into www.qe2fields.com and then clicking on the Love Your Field icon.
Love your Field runs from 21 September to 19 October. And if you want your pitch to be a winner, spread the word! #fieldlove
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Most of us enjoyed our first taste of sport and team games at our local park or playing field.
Team GB’s great success at the London Olympics demonstrates that these spaces are vitally important to achieving and encouraging our sporting success. Throughout the UK, green and recreational spaces also play a huge part in our overall physical and social wellbeing.
Fields in Trust protect almost 2,000 sites throughout the UK. These include playgrounds, sports pitches, country parks, nature reserves, bicycle trails and much more!
From only £10 a year you can help Fields in Trust protect these spaces forever.
Fields in Trust's membership is vital to their success and provides a great campaigning voice for their work lobbying government for greater statutory protection of outdoor spaces.
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