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Another perfect pitch delivery by Thornton Sports

Works have recently been completed to provide Bishop Rawstorne C of E Academy in Croston, Lancashire with a brand-new 3G sports pitch facility.

The school initially approached Thornton Sports for assistance back in 2012. Following a formal tender process and successful planning approval, Bishop Rawstorne selected to proceed with Thornton Sports due to the company’s ‘impressive eye for detail’, the ‘very competitive price’ and our ability to manufacture in-house a ‘quality product which is caringly crafted’.

The surface chosen for resurface of the school’s existing red-gra pitch facility was Thornton Sports’ UK manufactured SoccerTurf 40M 3rd generation sand/rubber filled synthetic grass. This surface meets the I.A.T.S. standard and hence is ideal for football, whilst also being F.I.H. approved for hockey use. The size of the pitch was also increased to provide a new facility approximately 1000 square meters larger than the school’s old red-gra facility. The full sized pitch was then enclosed with new perimeter fencing and floodlighting, and works completed with the installation of sports equipment and construction of a new access path.

Following completion of the project, the Headteacher of the school wrote to Thornton Sports to offer nothing but praise for the ‘superb service provided’.

Paul Cowley, Headteacher, commented:

“Once we appointed Thorntons the operation kicked in with military precision and our surveyors were extremely impressed by the speed of response of the design team to requests for planning submissions. We were told that once they started it would be unlikely they would need to involve us in anything unless we wanted to be and they were true to their word. The build went ahead smoothly, without fuss and was on time with a first class product delivered”.

To find out more about SoccerTurf 3G pitch facilities available from Thornton Sports just follow the link or call 01282 777 345.

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