Playing on mud will be a thing of the past when the first synthetic pitch in the Hornsby shire is created at Pennant Hills Oval No.3. The field is reduced to a "mud pan" by about the end of July, months before the end of the football season, according to Pennant Hills Football Club vice president Grahame Bateman.
He said the new synthetic surface would mean games could be played "rain, hail or shine" and improved safety for players. It will also open up possibilities for summer sport. Currently, the ground is closed outside the winter season to allow the grass to regrow.
Work on the new surface will begin in early August and is expected to be finished in February next year.
Original Article: Danielle Nicastri, Hornsby Advocate 25 June 2015.