Sport & Recreation Alliance Sustainability Award Winners - South Cave Junior Football Club


The South Cave Juniors FC were winners in the Sport and Recreation Alliance community sports and recreation awards sustainability category. 

They installed a borehole irrigation system as a very environmentally sustainable way to irrigate their pitches. 

South Cave Junior Football Club’s ‘Borehole Project’ came to fruition following an incredible fundraising effort by the club which raised £80,000, with the help of the Football Foundation and local council.

At no cost to the environment, the borehole irrigation system pumps water out onto the pitches via a very deep hole drilled into the ground and has allowed the club to accommodate the increasing demand in the local area for safe playing spaces.

The club now host three times as many matches per day as they were prior to the implementation of the project, helping even more people stay active, all while protecting our planet.

Lead coach, Lee Murphy said: “It’s been a really long initiative for us and we’re really pleased it’s been recognised nationally. Thank you to the Sport and Recreation Alliance and Active IQ for promoting grassroots sport. It’s really good that you’re recognising people like us who are trying to make a difference in our communities.”