Amateur clubs given the chance to pitch in for a new playing surface

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Amateur football clubs could be in with the chance of winning a £3,000 makeover as part of a nationwide to find the worst football pitch in Britain.

Pitch to Win has been launched by petrol lawn mower engine specialists Briggs & Stratton, and the company is calling on U18 amateur footballers to nominate their pitch if they think that it is in drastic need of improvement.

The winning team will receive a pitch makeover, as well as sponsorship throughout the 2014/2015 season and a new team kit.

Runners-up will win a £500 boost for the club kitty as well as sponsorship and a new strip.

Ian Small, UK sales and marketing manager at Briggs & Stratton, said: “With health and obesity warnings in the UK on the increase – particularly for children – it is becoming imperative that playing facilities improve to help raise fitness levels nationwide.

“Not only that but a successful local football club really enhances a community. We want to really highlight the importance of local football clubs, and the significant contribution that they make to their community.”

To enter the competition, or for more information, please visit www.pitchtowin.org.uk or follow @Pitch_To_Win on Twitter.