A 3G PITCH could be installed at a Gwynedd Rugby Club after an application was submitted to council planners.

Gwynedd Council has received a submission from Caernarfon Rugby Club for a new synthetic surface on part of the existing training ground on Y Morfa.

The 60m x 40m pitch would be suitable for football as well as Rugby, but would not be full-size and suitable only for skills training or smaller scale matches.

If approved and the plans come to fruition, it would be the latest in a line of such facilities in Gwynedd, with Bangor already boasting such synthetic pitches at both Nantporth and Bangor University’s Treborth playing fields – the homes of Bangor City FC and Bangor 1876 respectively.

“It is understood that main use of the pitch will be for rugby training,” notes the access report accompanying the application.

“However it will also be suitable for football training in mini football matches. The pitch size is large enough to accommodate the following mini football pitches. 1 No U10/11, 2 No U9 or 4 No U7/8.

“The pitch surface will not be suitable for sports such as hockey, tennis, netball etc.”

Its expected that Gwynedd Council’s planning department will consider the application over the coming months.