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Olympic Torch meets Thornton Sports Surface!

Olympic Torch meets Thornton Sports Surface!

Thornton Sports have made the history books, as the Olympic Torch has landed on their 3G pitch at Ravens Wood School in Kent.

Earlier this year, Thornton Sports completed the construction of an all new 7062m² rugby/football pitch for Ravens Wood School, using their in-house manufactured Rugby Pro M surface. Designed specifically for rugby, the surface achieves IRB (International Rugby Board) Regulation 22 and ITAS (FIFA 1* equivalent) performance standards.

Since the project completed, Ravens Wood School have certainly put their 3G pitch to good use. The school’s rugby team used the pitch for intense training, and as a result, progressed to the finals of the RBS National Vase at Twickenham in March. A Guinness World Record attempt was also held on the pitch in May as over 200 students from the school took to the pitch to compete in the world-wide event.

However, all good things come in three’s, and on Thursday 24th May 2012, the Olympic Torch greeted the school. The school day was like no other, packed with sporting activities, and an Olympic Torch Relay was held on the Thornton Sports newly constructed pitch. The official Olympic Torch route isn’t scheduled to come to Bromley until July, but the school were awarded a special pre-visit taster!

David Saxby, Managing Director for Thornton Sports said, “It’s been a pleasure to work with Ravens Wood School, and we’re thrilled they are putting their new 3G pitch to great use. Having the Olympic Torch pass over one of our surfaces is a real achievement for us.”

Ravens Wood School have a history of sporting excellence, and several ex-students are one day hoping to be a part of Team GB. Whether this is down to our 3G pitch is debatable… but we’d like to think so!

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