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Nottingham Football Centre

Nottingham Football Centre

The Project

  • Nottingham Football Centre originates from an exciting joint venture between Rushcliffe School & Field Sports Management.

  • As part of extensive improvement works at the school, Thornton Sports were asked to resurface their full-size pitch and 5-a-side area with a unique high performance surface.

The Works

  • We were asked to produce two synthetic grass facilities with a stripy effect, creating the look of natural grass pitches that had been cut in opposing directions. Thornton Sports produced two new products using alternative yarns, creating a subtle contrast between rolls of synthetic grass.

  • A 40mm pile height product was used for the full size pitch and a 60mm product for the 5-a-side area. These modified products were based on our SoccerTurf 40M and SoccerTurf 60M surfaces, which are IATS certified for football use and manufactured in-house within the UK.

  • New pitch dividers were also installed to enable the full-size pitch and 5-a-side area to be divided into 4 areas and 2 areas retrospectively.

The Client

The sports pitches, which had previously been out of use, are now fully operational and they are used both during school hours and hired out during the evenings/weekends.

“Our ethos is to take grassroots to the Champions League; that means offering the best facilities at affordable prices. Thorntons have supported our delivery of this goal by providing state of the art playing surfaces and rebound systems on budget. We hope to work with Thornton's across the UK providing top class facilities for the sporting community.” comments Richard Hipkiss of Field Sports Management.

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