When the old sand-based pitch at Wodson Park needed upgrading to a third-generation surface, McArdle Sport Tec were appointed.

McArdle Sport-Tec were selected to refurbish the existing pitch at Wodson Park Sports Centre which was to be created for community use, as well as by Wodson Park Rangers FC, Ware Lions FC, Bengeo Tigers FC and Bury Rangers FC. The site was also hoping to host a lunch-time league and to use the pitch for coaching education.

The project was made viable thanks to a £237,163 grant which was awarded to the Centre by the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund via the Football Foundation.

The new 3G pitch received lots of positive feedback on the day. Mark Prisk, MP for Hertford and Stortford said, “It was a privilege to officially open the new 3G pitch at Wodson Park. I know just how hard the Wodson Park Trust, alongside the Football Foundation and Hertfordshire FA, have worked to ensure that this project came to fruition. This refurnished facility will be of a tremendous benefit to local football clubs and community for many years to come .”

For the new pitch, measuring 101.9m x 62.70m we carefully selected TigerTurf UK’s Total Turf 60XQ carpet to meet with FIFA one star and FIFA two star performance standards.

Jan Stock, Chief Executive of the Wodson Park Trust commented, “I’d like to thank Mark Prisk MP and the Hertfordshire FA for opening our new 3G pitch. East Herts now has a fantastic football facility which will benefit the whole community and encourage sport participation at grassroots level.”

F2 Football Freestylers were invited, along with Mark Prisk, MP for Hereford and Stortford to attend the opening ceremony ad to cut the ribbon. The Freestylers, Billy Wingrove and Jeremy Lynch put on a show for everyone at the opening launch, a video can be seen here.

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The new state-of-the-art facility will serve to strengthen the connection between Hertfordshire’s professional clubs and the local community.


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