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Carmarthenshire County Council has invested in two major new facilities, costing around £850K, which will provide hockey provision for years to come as both Carmarthen Leisure Centre and St John Lloyd's School in Llanelli house hockey clubs.

Senior Sport and Leisure Manager for Carmarthen Leisure Centre, Carl Daniels speaks about the importance of the provision for hockey across the county:

Hockey is a priority sport for Carmarthenshire County Council, where our aspiration to provide ‘fit for the future’ facilities that enable clubs to grow and thrive across the county is supported by significant investment. This includes an upgraded replacement to the pitch at Carmarthen Leisure Centre and a brand new hockey pitch in St John Lloyd’s School in Llanelli which will be open to the community.

The new facilities will be able to withstand all weathers, reducing the risk of cancelled training sessions or matches. South West Club Development Officer, Amanda Roberts, spoke excitedly about the new investment:

It is fantastic that hockey has and continues to be a priority sport for Carmarthenshire County Council. The facility investment across Carmarthenshire will continue to help our clubs to flourish, and provide excellent and local community opportunities for adults and young people across the county. The new facility at St John Lloyd will provide a much needed home for Llanelli Hockey Club whilst the facility development at Carmarthen Leisure Centre will provide the opportunity for continued growth and sustainability.

It is hoped that the Carmarthenshire pitch will be ready for opening in the New Year, whilst St John Lloyd's facility is due to commence construction in early 2021 ready for the start of the 2020/21 season.

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