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Impressive Newport football facility design / build by Thornton Sports

November 2009 saw the opening of a new purpose built football facility to mark another successful construction project carried out by Thornton Contracts Ltd.

Gol is the premier 5-a-side company in Wales, and the Newport facility represents repeat business for Thornton Contracts following the construction of a similar centre in Cardiff in 2006. Gol Centre Newport boasts six 5-a-side courts and one 7-a-side court as well as two changing rooms with hot showers, a licensed bar, children's party area and ample parking.

Following an initial site survey, Thornton Contracts worked closely with Gol to put forward detailed plans from which this impressive facility was to develop from. Our "SoccerTurf 50M" 3rd Generation synthetic grass was selected as the preferred surface. With sand and rubber crumb infill, "SoccerTurf 50M" looks, feels and plays like natural turf.

The pitches are surrounded by carefully designed fencing incorporating timber rebound boards to the lower sections and roof netting to completely enclose each pitch. To maximise usage, a floodlighting system was installed with the lamps being fitted onto specially installed raised height fenceposts, to provide a neat design solution.

The facility is anticipated to be intensively used, with local footballers eagerly awaiting the experience of playing on SoccerTurf. Pitches will be available to hire for one day tournaments and competitions, children's parties and weekend soccer schools as well as hosting various Gol Centre leagues.

Gol Centre Newport represents another notable 'design and build' project for Thornton Sports, and without a doubt has marked the dawn of an exciting era for local footballers.

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