Athletic set to show off new Sports Village

Steve Kittrick and Trevor Bull will be at the open day
Steve Kittrick and Trevor Bull will be at the open day

Scarborough Athletic’s new base will host an open day on Saturday to introduce the people of the town to the facilities.

The iconic Scarborough FC gates will be thrown open at the Scarborough Sports Village and there will be a number of football-related activities on show for all the family.

The day kicks off at 9.30am when British Olympian and former 110metre hurdles world record holder Colin Jackson will be helping to officially open the brand new facility at a ribbon cutting ceremony alongside Scarborough Council leader Cllr Derek Bastiman and Mayor of the Borough Cllr Martin Smith.

Events then run from 10.30am through to the day’s close at 3.30pm.

Boro will be represented on the day by chairman Trevor Bull, manager Steve Kittrick, all of the club’s board members and physio Chris Machen, who is holding a question and answer session.

Bull said: “It should be a great day.

“We have been blown away by all the great feedback we have received so far, it will be great for the people of Scarborough to come down and have a look at the facilities.

“The first Scarborough Athletic team to play on the pitch will be the frame football youngsters, then after that there will be junior exhibition matches throughout the day.

“The walking football players from Baron’s Fitness are coming down and there will be some touch rugby as well.

“Provided people are wearing the correct footwear, they will be allowed to go onto the pitch and have a go at beating the keeper, as well as plenty more activities.”

Boro will also be selling tickets for the home friendly against Leeds United on the day.

That clash will take place at the Scarborough Sports Village on Saturday July 29, kicking off at 3pm.