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Wixams wins Playfinder’s Outstanding Facility Award for October

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A sports facility at the Wixams, based in Bedford Borough, has won Playfinder’s Outstanding Facility Award for the month of October.

Sport players living in and around the Bedford area are able to benefit from some fantastic football facilities. Footballers have the option of 9-a-side and 11-a-side football on the grass pitch, as well as a state-of-the-art full-size 3G pitch. All can be booked via the Playfinder site and free app.

Wixams Football Pitch Venue Award

The venue plays an integral role within the local community as a number of grassroots clubs use the pitches, including the Football Education Academy, Wixams Wanderers FC and the Bedfordshire FA.

October’s award, which is determined by Playfinder users, is based on pitch quality, venue amenities and customer experience.

Playfinder, which this summer rebranded from MyLocalPitch, is a platform with a mission of making it easier for everyone to play sports, and increase the utilisation of venues as a result. Users have the choice of over 9,000 of the best facilities around the UK for 19 featured sports.

Jamie Foale, Co-Founder of Playfinder, commented: “A whole host of local football clubs are proud to call Wixams their home and it’s clear to see why. The football facilities here are truly superb and the venue team fully deserves the October facility award.”

Cllr Charles Royden, Portfolio Holder for Environment at Bedford Borough Council said, “It’s great to hear that this popular local sports venue has been rated so highly by Playfinder users. With a grass pitch, 3G artificial pitch, and other amenities like floodlights and changing rooms this Council facility really does offer a great environment for local teams and clubs.”