Arsenal legend Liam Brady officially re-opened the Market Road football centre in Islington on Thursday.
The facility has undergone a £2.1million refurbishment, with support from Arsenal, the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund, Islington Council and the Football Foundation.It now includes two resurfaced 11-a-side 3G pitches, three additional small-sided pitches and a new changing room complex. There are also improved spectator viewing facilities, with raised walkways between the pitches.Together with Islington Council's Deputy Leader Janet Burgess, Brady met participants from Arsenal in the Community football sessions and children from Hungerford Primary School. He helped with coaching drills and took part in a Q&A. The Arsenal Foundation ambassador said: “Market Road’s football pitches have been a big part of the borough for over 40 years, since my playing days, so it’s great to come down here and see the centre is now home to fantastic new playing surfaces and changing rooms. Credit to the Premier League, the FA, Islington Council and the club for making it happen.”
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