Vandals strike at pitches

February 01 2018

GOOD neighbours are rallying round to support a community sports centre after an act of vandalism turned several of its pitches into a “mud bath”.

GOOD neighbours are rallying round to support a community sports centre after an act of vandalism turned several of its pitches into a “mud bath”.

A vehicle was driven on to three sports fields at Pomphrey Hill in Mangotsfield on January 13,  leaving muddy tyre tracks across seven football pitches. As a result, some may not be able to be used by Bromley Heath Football Club and Mangotsfield United this season, disappointing hundreds of youngsters.

The vandalism is devastating for the volunteers who run the facilities and who give up time to coach the teams that play there - but the public support has cheered them.