Clarbeston Road AFC today have formally opened more new facilities and renamed one of their pitches in memory of Graham Roberts.

Graham was the the landowner who generously made his field available for football to be played - and the club have now completed work on a new car parking area and safe pedestrian route.

The car park has addressed a problem of congestion and safety concerns arising from drivers having to leave cars on the side of the road. Players and spectators can now also access the football fields along a pedestrian route - and cross to the neighbouring pitch via a much safer point.

The work has been made possible by contributions from the Landfill Communities Fund (with the support of Potters Landfill), Lamboro Farm Ltd., the Welsh Water Community Fund, Wiston Community Council and fundraising directly by Clarbeston Road AFC.

Mary Roberts cut the tape to formally name the pitch The Graham Roberts Field in memory of her late husband, who died in 2014.

Clarbeston Road AFC Chairman Steve Brown said: “We are delighted that Mary and members of her family were able to join us today.

"Graham and Mary very generously made the field available to us back in 2013 to help us cope with the extra capacity we needed as, the club membership grew. Mary and Lamboro Farm Ltd have provided further support to our project for the new car park arrangements, without which we could not have achieved what we have.

"We are also grateful to our other funders and for the support of the local community and our County Councillor David Howlett in helping us achieve these much safer arrangements for members and local residents."

Clarbeston Road AFC has over 300 members and 14 teams. The club provides football to players of all ages at its four pitches.