Fouling dog owners are not on the ball

I HAVE been involved with football for many years and am currently manager of a local football team in the East Eussex football league.

I write concerning our council pitch at Bulverhythe in which we pay a season fee of roughly £400.

My routine on a Saturday when we are at home is to arrive an hour before kick-off to ensure the changing rooms are open then to go and inspect the pitch.

The worst thing is when dog owners haven’t cleared up after their pets and it always seems to be my responsibility to clear it away.

I have to take nappy bags along with me to dispose of the mess.

If you are a dog owner and you let your pet run around on a football pitch, please clear up the mess.

JIM BALLARD

Manager of Cinque Ports FC

Brackendale