Amateur football clubs in the News Shopper region are being reminded the deadline is fast approaching for the chance to win a £3,000 pitch makeover.

Since the beginning of 2014 a nationwide competition Pitch to Win has been seeking to the worst amateur football pitch in the country and the closing date of March 28 is now looming.

The winning club will receive a pitch revamp from the outdoor power equipment specialists, Briggs and Stratton, and two runners up will receive £500 for their club kitty.

All winning teams will win a season’s sponsorship and a new kit.

The competition has been launched by Briggs & Stratton to highlight the importance of football teams in communities and to help them improve their facilities.

With the recent awful weather and flooding the competition has perhaps come at a key time with hundreds of games across the country being cancelled due to bad pitch conditions.

For more information, or to enter, visit

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