Football pitch recovered

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We wrote to you with regard to the theft of a vehicle from Activity Sheffield and the impact that the loss of an inflatable football pitch in the van would have on the young people who regularly attend sessions across the city.

Thanks to The Star printing the article so quickly the people of Sheffield jumped into action and we now have the football pitch back.

Thanks to one of your readers, a Mr Deakin, who informed us he thought he had seen something that looked like our inflatable pitch dumped on waste ground, we successfully recovered out pitch from the side of Shirecliffe allotments.

We received numerous other calls of possible sightings and offers to borrow a replacement pitch.

Activity Sheffield will be able to deliver all their planned sessions this summer. On behalf of Activity Sheffield and the young people of Sheffield I would like to say a big thank you for the support received by The Star and its readers.

To find out where inflatable football pitch sessions are due or any activities for children and young people over summer, go to our website or phone our Activity hotline: 0114 2735630.

Paul Steel, operations manager, Activity Sheffield