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09:00 25 January 2014

Football pitches across the country have come under pressure due to the ongoing wet weather

Football pitches across the country have come under pressure due to the ongoing wet weather

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Competition to win £3,000 makeover

A nationwide search is underway to find the worst football pitch in mainland Britain.

Briggs & Stratton, one of the world’s leading producers of petrol lawn mower engines, has re-launched its Pitch to Win competition that offers a £3,000 pitch makeover to the worst football playing surface in the UK.

The engine company is calling upon all under-18 amateur footballers, both girls and boys, to nominate their pitch if they think that it is in drastic need of improvement.

The winning team shall receive not only the new pitch but also sponsorship throughout the 2014/2015 season and a new team kit. Runners-up will win a £500 boost for the club kitty as well as sponsorship and a new team kit.

First ran in 2008, Briggs & Stratton has re-launched the competition to help support health initiatives and to get children active.

Ian Small, UK sales and marketing manager at Briggs & Stratton, said: “Pitch to Win was very popular when it first ran. We received a fantastic amount of entries and were shocked at some of the conditions of pitches in the UK.

”With health and obesity warnings in the UK on the increase, particularly for children, it is becoming imperative that playing facilities improve to help raise fitness levels nationwide.

“Not only that but a successful local football club really enhances a community. We want to really highlight the importance of local football clubs, and the significant contribution that they make to their community.”

The Pitch to Win judging panel consists of a variety of experts, including representatives from Briggs & Stratton, experienced groundsmen, and a selection of turf and football journalists.

To enter the competition and to find out more information please visit http://www.pitchtowin.org.uk/.

You can also follow the competition on Twitter (@Pitch_To_Win) or search on Facebook.

The deadline for the competition is Friday 28 March 2014.

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