Underhill Park Development
Before the transformation, the previous sports facilities at Underhill Park had seen better days. However, with a clear vision in mind and £3 million of funding including a £250,000 grant from the Welsh Government, the local authorities and community organisations joined hands to revamp the area into a state-of-the-art sports destination.
The development seeks to cater to various sports and teams, providing opportunities for both professional athletes and local enthusiasts to indulge in their passions.
The primary focus of the project was to address the long-standing need for upgraded facilities, especially the changing rooms. These facilities play a crucial role in fostering a positive sports environment, ensuring that players feel comfortable, supported, and ready to give their best performance.
Martin Rodwell, a trustee of the Mumbles Community Association (MCA), expressed the pressing need for the upgrade, saying, “The rugby club has been after new facilities for years and years. How the old ones stood up I don’t know – it certainly didn’t take long to knock them down!”
The urgency for change was evident, and the development was set to bring significant improvement.