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Earning our stripes at Nottingham Football Centre Earning our stripes at Nottingham Football Centre Earning our stripes at Nottingham Football Centre

Earning our stripes at Nottingham Football Centre

High performance sports facilities with an impressive appearance were required for an exciting joint venture between Rushcliffe School and Fields Sports Management at Nottingham Football Centre.

As part of extensive improvement works at the school, Thornton Sports were appointed to resurface their existing full-size artificial grass pitch and 5-a-side area. Both facilities, which had previously been out of use, are now fully operational and used both during school hours and hired out during the evenings and weekends.

Two synthetic grass facilities with a stripy effect were requested, to create 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. 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.

To complete the installation, 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 outcome was exactly what Nottingham Football Centre were looking for, as Richard Hipkiss of Field Sports Management comments:

"Our ethos is to take grassroots to the Champions League; that means offering the best faciltities 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 Thorntons across the UK providing top class facilities for the sporting community"

To find out more about the range of high performance Football Pitch facilities available from Thornton Sports, simply follow the link or call 01282 777 345.



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