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Thornton Sports build 3G pitch for Ravens Wood School Thornton Sports build 3G pitch for Ravens Wood School

Thornton Sports build 3G pitch for Ravens Wood School

Thanks to Thornton Sports, Ravens Wood School in Bromley now boast a 107m x 66m 3rd generation synthetic grass pitch. As the pitch is primarily used for rugby and football, the school selected Rugby Pro M as their preferred surface. This particular Thornton Sports surface has achieved IRB Regulation 22 (International Rugby Board) and IATS (International Artificial Turf Standard) performance standards, and its long pile height makes it ideal for rugby.

Mr Rhys Spiers, Head of Enrichment at Ravens Wood School comments on their new pitch, “The new 3G all weather pitch from Thornton Sports has made a hugely positive impact on the experience that our students gain through physical education at the school. We have found the quality of the surface to be excellent and well suited to a number of physical activities including football and full contact Rugby Union.”

Ravens Wood School have had a great tradition of sporting excellence through the years, and most recently, their rugby team made it to the final of the Daily Mail RBS U18 Vase at Twickenham Stadium.

To show their support, Thornton Sports sponsored the Ravens Wood rugby team, ensuring they were suited and booted for their big match day final on Wednesday 4th April 2012. To represent the schools colors, green and black rugby shirts were chosen, with the Thornton Sports logo in prime position on the front.

David Saxby, Managing Director for Thornton Sports comments, “I was at Ravens Wood school in March, and when I saw the posters promoting the Vase final at Twickenham, I really wanted to show our support. We built the pitch that the team trains on, so this seemed like an ideal partnership and we’re thrilled to be represented on the team’s kit.”

Unfortunately, Ravens Wood lost the Vase final to The Leys School, 8-16. But for the team to make it this far in the competition was a great achievement. Our fingers are well and truly crossed for next year!

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