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Plea for help after vandal attack

Plea for help after vandal attack: Volunteers from a city football club have appealed for help after vandals struck.

As reported by the Evening Express on Friday, officials at Kincorth AFC were left shocked after intruders damaged their pitch at Kincorth Field.

Plea for help after vandal attack

Vandals got onto the land and covered it in tyre tracks and burnt-out debris.

Some of the damage has been cleaned up but a scorch mark remains almost a week on.

Now the club’s chairman, Kris Harris, is urging anyone with the expertise to help restore the pitch to its former glory to get in touch.

Mr Harris said: “We need some help please. As you know the pitch was vandalised last week and there is a scorch mark on the edge of the box.

“Our co-manager Andrew Ewan is really not happy about it and we need to get someone professional to have a look.

“We would be grateful if you can point us in the right direction.

“What we’re hoping to do is cut this scorch mark out and replace it with a part from behind the goals, but again this is something we need advice on.”

The club is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year and it is one of the most successful teams in the history of the Aberdeen Amateur Football Association.

Mr Harris added: “The culprits of this damage have little awareness of the wider impact this has on the community.”

Contact the club via facebook.com/kincorthafc/ if you can help.

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Oil Attack Ruins Cricket Pitch

Oil Attack Ruins Cricket Pitch: Members at Wyndham Vale Cricket Club in Australia have been left devastated after vandals poured oil on one of its pitches, rendering it unusable for several months.

Liam Maloney was set to captain the club’s thirds on Saturday, January 19, when players arrived to find the pitch covered in oil.

Oil Attack Ruins Pitch

Mr Maloney described the act of vandalism as “disgusting”.

“Oil was poured at both ends and the middle [of the pitch] in a vindictive attack,” he said.

“Wyndham Vale, a very community-minded club, has now lost that strip for the rest of the year.”

Mr Maloney said the oil had sunk into the soil below the grass, meaning it would be a long time before the turf could grow again.

“Sport helps bring a community together and WVCC is a very junior oriented-club and this leaves us with less options,” he said.

“This attacks at the core of the community by someone who most likely lives in that same community – we need help, not vandalism.

“The financial burden to a struggling club can put a club back years.”

Mr Maloney said the vandalism was “shattering” to ground staff “who pour their heart and soul into these pitches to get them up to a great standard week in and week out”.

Wyndham city life acting director David Semmens, criticised the vandalism.

“It’s disappointing when community facilities are damaged, especially when weekend sporting activities are directly affected,” he said.

“The turf table has multiple lanes, and though the damaged lane will be out of action for the remainder of this season, others can be used for the remaining home matches.

“Council will undertake remediation works at the end of the cricket season to ensure there are no long-term effects to the sports ground.”

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