Former Premier League football legend Matt Le Tissier will be at the launch of a new sports pitch in Frogmore.

The star, who played for Southampton and is now a Sky Sports pundit, will meet fans before a question-and-answer session at Frogmore Leisure Centre, on September 9.

The £310,000 project, to build a new artificial grass pitch, is running ahead of schedule and is due to open in time for the return of Frogmore Community School pupils.

Councillor Anne Crampton, cabinet member for health and wellbeing at Hart District Council, said: “We are extremely pleased with the progress made and how impressive the surface is looking. I am sure the school and sportsmen and women will be very pleased with the new facility.”

Many teams in and around Yateley have signed up to train and play home games on the new surface, which is suitable for football and field hockey. It is hoped to increase participation in the sports in the area.

The main benefit of the surface will be that clubs and casual users will hopefully have fewer fixtures cancelled due to the durability of artificial grass, in comparison to standard grass pitches.

Karl Halliday, duty manager at the leisure centre, said: “The staff and myself are really impressed with how the artificial grass pitch is looking.

“We are devoted to providing better leisure facilities for the community and we are sure this artificial grass pitch will not disappoint.”

Everyone is welcome to the official launch which will run from 6pm to 8.30pm.