SUPPORTING BRANCHBURG ATHLETES
The Branchburg Turf Initiative is the collaborative effort of various Branchburg youth sports clubs, parents and community members to work together to create a first -class, multi-use, turf facility. The Branchburg Turf Initiative was established to bring an awareness to the Township, for the need of a multi-use turf field at White Oak Park.
As registration numbers continue to climb, the aging fields at White Oak Park that our younger teams use (6,7,8,9), have the highest rate of usage – and are on a current rotation to have one field out of commission each season to “rest”. By placing a 175x80 yard multi use field over this area, it will allow multiple teams to continue to play in small sided formats, while also allowing for our Middle School and High School Level players compete on a full-field layout.
The Branchburg Turf Initiative has formed an Executive Board, and is in the process of incorporating itself as a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization.
With registration of Branchburg and Somerville sports in excess of 1,200, including a Special Needs soccer division, the benefits of the turf field will far outweigh the initial cost.
*Numbers based on 2019 registration numbers.
Branchburg In-Town Soccer: 400
Branchburg Travel Soccer: 220
Field Hockey: 60
BCMS Soccer / Lacrosse: 150
SBU Football & Cheer 200
SHS Practice Needs: 50-100