A women’s soccer team had to postpone its final game of the season at home because a pontoon castle for the coronation party was put on the regular pitch.
Colney Heath Ladies are scheduled to play against Bowers & Pitsea Ladies on Sunday, on their usual field at Colney Heath FC.
Surname tweeted they are “annoyed” because inflatable games are “preferred” over girls’ games.
The football club said it had told the team they would be on a different field and apologized for the “misunderstanding”.
in one tweet posted as the team arrived at the Hertfordshire venue, the club said: “We are deeply saddened to inform you that @ColneyHeathFC has decided that a bouncy castle takes precedence over a women’s football match in the Premier League. 5.
“We have been told we have to play on the park ground today.”
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A club spokesman, who did not wish to be named, said having to play on a different pitch at the venue had resulted in a “bad outcome” for their league campaign.
“We knew there was an event going on, but we didn’t know it would result in us not being able to use the pitch,” the spokesman said.
“Although there is another pitch we could use, it did not meet our league rules and regulations.
“We fully understand that the club wants to interact with the community and want to celebrate a national event, but there are ample spaces and other spaces where they can place this floating castle.”
The club said they asked people at the site to deflate the castle and move it elsewhere, but they refused.
“We just reacted as if we did to help women’s football so others can continue to enjoy it,” the spokesman said.
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In a statement, Colney Heath FC said: “We would like to apologize for the unfortunate events that happened yesterday.
“It was all a misunderstanding, as we believe our communication with the women’s team was that they were allotted a second pitch, as we have a community event scheduled since The coronation is announced over the weekend.
“Colney Heath FC fully supports people participating in all types of sports.”