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Football under the Floodlights at Westholme School

Westholme School in Blackburn wasted no time putting into use their brand-new sports pitch floodlights, installed by local sports facility specialists, Thornton Sports.

An official floodlight ‘switch on’ event took place recently, which saw the former England and Lancashire County Cricketer Warren Hegg, do the honours. Soon after, the inaugural 6-a-side Primary Schools’ Football Tournament kicked off, with 12 teams all bidding to become the Champions for 2015.

David Saxby, Managing Director of Thornton Sports was delighted to be invited to the event, along with the company’s new Marketing Assistant, a ‘Westholme Old Girl’, Sophie Newbery.

David comments “As we originally constructed the school’s artificial grass sports pitch in 2009, it has been an absolute pleasure for us to be invited to return to install their new floodlighting system. 8 years on the pitch is still in fantastic condition and it’s always great to see our facilities being used for tournaments such as these”.

The new floodlights at Westholme will certainly be of huge benefit to both the school and their students, as it will no longer be necessary to hire out external facilities during the winter season.

To find out more about the range of floodlighting options available from Thornton Sports, call 01282 777 345 or visit

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