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Alderley Edge Hockey Club are delighted with their recently completed FIH national standard hockey pitch.

The project which finally got underway in July of this year following a determined 18 month fundraising programme, involved construction of a full-size Premier 10 sand-dressed synthetic grass hockey pitch with associated drainage, fencing and floodlighting works. Difficult ground conditions experienced on the site were overcome by the installation of re-inforcing geogrids, and stringent planning and environmental requirements were successfully met.

Kelvin Briggs, who has been instrumental in transforming the Club's 20 year dream of building their own hockey pitch, recently described their new facilities as "a little piece of heaven on earth" and comments:

"Thornton Contracts added great value to our own design ideas. They delivered a high quality facility, on time and on budget. The devil is in the detail and the Thornton's team are clearly experts in every aspect of what they do. I would have no hesitation in recommending them to any club, school or local authority looking for expert advice, a quality build and a partnership approach to project management"

Their new high performance hockey facilities were officially opened at the end of October by two playing members of the Great Britain Olympic squad, namely Katie Long (Leicester Hockey Club) and Kirsty Mackay (Bowdon Hockey Club). Also in attendance at the spectacular launch event was England Hockey Board Facilities Manager Alex Teasdale. After testing out Alderley Edge's new facility their verdict was that "the pitch is of the standard that all teams should be playing on".

We certainly agree and are proud to have worked with one of the North West's Premier Hockey Clubs.

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