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NSC pitch reopens

Facility available again, ten months after floods

The all-weather pitch at the National Sports Centre opened on Monday.

It was destroyed in the severe flooding last December - it's the final facility at the NSC to reopen.

The floodlights have been upgraded and there are two warm-up areas - covered spectator seating and dug-outs will follow in the next few weeks.

Head of Sport Paul Bridson says the sand covering the blue playing surface will bed in with usage and some rain:

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