A plea to help raise the final £50,000 to build a new 3G pitch at the Chiltern Hills Academy has been launched.

The new all-weather pitch, which will be available for schools as well as local football clubs and teams and can be used in all weather conditions given the synthetic turf.

The scheme has already been supported by a number of national and local sporting bodies including the Football Federation, England Rugby, Chesham Athletic FC, and Chesham United Youth FC.

Ninety-five percent of the funding has already been secured, with the council launching the appeal to ensure that the remaining five percent is raised.

Town Clerk Bill Richards said: “Chesham Town Council has been involved with the project since its inception and would like to pay tribute to Dr Pegg, Kevin Patrick and all their respective teams in progressing this much needed 3G pitch.

“The Council is aware of the huge sporting opportunities it offers the people of Chesham and is keen to see its completion.

“We would urge anymore to make a donation, however small, to ensure it becomes a reality so both our many sporting clubs and residents will have access to a superb facility.”

Scott Caisley from Chesham United Youth said: “We are really excited about the all-weather surface. It will enable Chesham kids to be train and play football all year round unlike previous years where they’ve had to stop and literally watch their friends who live in Watford or Amersham and surrounding areas carry on because they had such a pitch.

“It brings Chesham up to date and means that Chesham kids will literally be on a level playing field with those around.

“The team at Chiltern Hills have done an amazing job in securing 95% of the funding and we are all working together to get over the finishing line

“We all at Chesham Youth Football club are behind this final push and are asking those that can support to please do so.”