AFC Unity Move Home to “Pitch Perfect”

After our first two seasons at Hillsborough College sports complex which was even home to a record year unbeaten there in the league, AFC Unity are moving home games east, to Fir Vale Community Sports Centre.

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‘We’ve talked so long about the importance of our grassroots in communities with things such as our Football for Food campaign,’ said AFC Unity Manager Jay Baker. ‘Now this is a fantastic opportunity to work with our friends at Active8 by utilising their brand-new 3G and excellent facilities at Fir Vale Community Sports Centre, right around the corner from one of the food banks we serve and in a diverse and thriving community, right in the thick of it.’

Although currently AFC Unity’s 11-a-side teams still train at Hillsborough College sports complex, co-founder and first team captain Jane Watkinson cites the shift of home ground as a key part of AFC Unity’s passion to connect with more areas and people in the city. ‘There is a real sense of community here in Fir Vale, one we want to work with even more to build on our momentum as a socially-minded club about far more than just football,’ said Watkinson.

Baker added: ‘We are all about positivity and social good, and that’s one of the reasons we want to be here in Fir Vale – we want to be a part of the community and offer a positive contribution to it, and the pitch is perfect for us and our playing style!’

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