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Thornton Sports install new Hockey pitch at Marjon

Thanks to Thornton Sports Ltd, University College Plymouth (Marjon) are now the proud owners of a first-class standard hockey pitch.

Following a stringent tender process, the College selected Thornton Sports Ltd to construct the new 6388m² floodlit artificial hockey pitch. The chosen surface for the project was Thornton Sports’ newest product – Premier 15 M Global. Manufactured in the UK by sister company Nordon Ltd, this surface has a unique monofilament micro-curled LSR yarn. Made with cutting-edge technology, small curls are knitted into the yarn which helps to improve the quality of play in all areas.

Premier 15 M Global has been laboratory tested by an independent test house and has achieved FIH Global standards, which is the highest standard to be achieved for a hockey surface.

Bill Pomfret, Managing Director of Nordon speaks of the project “The new pitch at Marjon was a fantastic opportunity to showcase our first installation of the Premier 15 M Global surface. The finished product looks fantastic, and I’ve heard that students are already taking full advantage of the facility.”

Finishing touches to the pitch included integral weighted hockey goals and team shelters which were supplied by sister company GTC Sports Ltd.

The pitch at Marjon officially opened in April 2012, and is available to hire by members of the Marjon sports centre. Visit for more information on how to hire the pitch.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

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