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Peter Grant MP recently visited Michael Woods Sports & Leisure Centre in Glenrothes to be taken on a tour of the newly built state-of-the-art indoor 3G sports pitch, which started welcoming its first members of the public last month.

The indoor pitch, funded by Fife Council and sportscotland, has markings for both 7-a-side and 5-a-side matches and will be an important asset for Fife Football Performance Academy, Fife Elite Football Academy, grassroots football programmes and local clubs.

The arena also contains two upper level meeting rooms - ideal for video analysis or player/coach education courses.

While on the visit Peter met with Raith Rovers manager, Barry Smith, and was able to watch part of the Kirkcaldy side’s training session on the new surface.

Peter Grant MP said: “Glenrothes has long been one of Fife’s premier locations for sport and recreation and this new arena underlines that. I was able to hear first hand from Barry Smith on the benefits of having such a facility here in Central Fife and I have no doubts that it will help both Raith Rovers and youngsters here in Fife achieve success in the future.”

Sharon Johnstone, area leisure manager for Fife Sports and Leisure Trust, said: “The indoor training facility is a fantastic additional asset for Michael Woods Sports and Leisure Centre and we hope that it attracts users from across the region. The trust is committed to getting more people more active more of the time and facilities like this offer even greater choice and access to local communities to enjoy the benefits of physical activity.”

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