Watson Park fine to play on

LETTER

It was extremely disappointing to the young ones that Watson Park was deemed out of commission for kids’ football this past weekend — a decision apparently made as part of a blanklet closure of all sports grounds in the city due to the heavy rain that preceded the weekend.

Watson Park has not had a puddle on it for 35 years and it is difficult to explain to keen young footballers that their game is cancelled — despite there not being a cloud in the sky when a beautiful Saturday morning dawned.

I don’t prescribe to the argument that the pitches would be cut-up either. The nature of the grass cover and sand base makes these grounds extremely durable, and these young kids run on top of the daisies anyway. It is a winter sport after all.

It is more important to get these kids off the couches and iPads and out running around togther.

I did enjoy my lie-in, however . . .

Chopper

It was extremely disappointing to the young ones that Watson Park was deemed out of commission for kids’ football this past weekend — a decision apparently made as part of a blanklet closure of all sports grounds in the city due to the heavy rain that preceded the weekend.

Watson Park has not had a puddle on it for 35 years and it is difficult to explain to keen young footballers that their game is cancelled — despite there not being a cloud in the sky when a beautiful Saturday morning dawned.

I don’t prescribe to the argument that the pitches would be cut-up either. The nature of the grass cover and sand base makes these grounds extremely durable, and these young kids run on top of the daisies anyway. It is a winter sport after all.

It is more important to get these kids off the couches and iPads and out running around togther.

I did enjoy my lie-in, however . . .

Chopper

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