NERJA Council has invested more than two hundred thousand Euros renewing the artificial turf at the Jose Luis Bobadilla municipal stadium.
The turf, which had not been renewed since being installed in 2003, had prompted series of complaints from parents who claimed the surface was unsafe for their children. Last year, local football coach, Juanjo Figueroa, condemned the ‘unfortunate state of the site, which is causing continued injuries and harm to children.’
Following five years of complaints, Nerja Council has now named the company which will replace the turf; Kaoka, Obras y Servicios SL.
Last year Figueroa, who is the general coordinator of the Nerja Municipal School of Soccer, complained: “The children do not want to come to train because they get hurt every time they fall, the parents are very angry and the monitors are the ones who have to put up with all the complaints.”
Figueroa said the turf was installed in 2013 and has a useful life of around 10 years, ‘so it has already been five since it should have been changed.’