The urgency of the Nike pitch
Lambeth Tigers, a football club for young people between the ages of six and 18, are the team who have been rewarded with the improved pitch.
David Marriott and Jamahl Jarrett both grew up on a nearby estate and the two coaches helped with the founding of the club and described the pitch as ‘sanctuary for kids’.
“There’s a real need for safe places for these kids to play in,” says Jarrett.
“A pitch like this is like a sanctuary for kids, encouraging them to get into football in a safe environment. The cool, bright design is also like a magnet — it’s a place where people will want to get out and play.”
The Tigers will use the pitch all year to help enable football programming and provide regular opportunities to more than 300 young players in the community through coaching, workshops and training.