WILLIAM Cobbett Primary School is calling for help to raise £20,000 towards a new community 3G football pitch.

The Weybourne-based school is fundraising between now and May 2018 to support its application to the Football Foundation’s Mini Pitches initiative and deliver an exciting new multi-use pitch.

This will enable it to provide breakfast clubs, after school and lunchtime clubs with improved facilities and increase pupils’ opportunities to participate in sport.

The pitch will also be available to the wider community out of school hours.

William Cobbett’s fundraising target is £20,000, which it hopes to raise through donations from parents, family members, businesses and other clubs who will benefit from the mini pitch.

The FA, Premier League and The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) will be supporting the school to access a grant from the Football Foundation for the remainder of the cost, which is estimated to be £65,000 for the pitch or £120,000 for the pitch and changing rooms.

Supporters can help the school by following its project page at https://www.neighbourly.com/WilliamCobbettPrimary/fundraising, donating to its fundraising pot or sharing its page across social media to get the wider community involved with the project.

William Cobbett headteacher Julie Campbell said: “We’re extremely excited to have been chosen as one of the participants of Mini Pitches.

“Not only will our own pitch help our pupils be more active on a regular basis, we also hope it will provide a vital resource for our community sports groups. We would like our families, friends and local businesses to get involved and help us raise the money we need.”