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Warrington Wolves impressed with new facility delivered by Thornton Sports

Rugby league club Warrington Wolves continue to invest in their ongoing development by introducing a new indoor training facility. Thornton Sports were appointed to install a high performance 3G artificial grass sports pitch within the club’s new purpose-built structure at the University of Chester’s Warrington Padgate campus.

 The surface chosen for the new 1350m² pitch was Thornton Sports’ in-house UK manufactured Rugby Pro M product, over a 20mm deep in-situ rubber shockpad layer. This surface meets the performance requirements of IRB regulation 22, which confirms its suitability for full-contact Rugby. Football can also be played on the surface, as confirmed by IATS certification.

 The new facility will sit alongside other training facilities already on site including a purpose-built gym, coaching and physio rooms, running track and training field. Primarily the pitch will be for training use by Warrington Wolves, however the University of Chester and the local community will also have access.

 Professor Steven Broomhead, Chairman of Warrington Wolves, comments:

 “From start to finish Thornton Sports delivered a great level of service. Communication was regular, queries were responded to promptly and the facility was delivered within a very tight timescale. Our players couldn’t wait to get onto the new surface and have used it day-in, day-out since project completion. It plays fantastically and will be an invaluable resource in terms of player development”.

To find out more about the range of high performance rugby pitch facilities available from Thornton Sports call 01282 777 345 or visit

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