THE XVII COMMONWEALTH GAMES ATHLETICS TRACK
McArdle Sport Tec were delighted to be selected to provide the main stadium’s athletics track at The XVII Commonwealth Games in Manchester.
The Commonwealth Games is a world-class event and the XVII in Manchester was the most significant multi-sport event to be held in this country since the Olympics of 1948. It was the largest ever Commonwealth Games with more competitors than ever before from 72 nations and many of the world’s top athletes competing in individual and team events. Continue reading “THE XVII COMMONWEALTH GAMES”
THREE HILLS SPORTS CENTRE, FOLKESTONE
Three Hills Sports Centre Ground was a large scale project involving a range of synthetic sports surfaces to cover a variety of sports. Continue reading “THREE HILLS SPORTS CENTRE”
Bridgemary School in Hampshire had long suffered from a water-logged pitch which was making it difficult for the school and the local community to utilise the pitch during the winter months.
Due to these problems with their natural turf pitch they applied, and were successful, in receiving a £355,397 grant from the Premier League and The FA Facilities Fund for a new all-weather pitch. Continue reading “BRIDGEMARY SCHOOL”
McArdle Sport Tec successfully constructed a tennis facility in East Grinstead with nine new netball courts.
We successfully won a tender to construct the G4S Netball Centre in East Grinstead. The project included the construction of nine tarmac netball courts with the addition of fencing, floodlighting and, a terraced spectator stand and access paths. The facility was built over three tiers and was funded by Mid Sussex Council, Sport England, National Sports Foundation and the G4S.
The new Netball Centre was officially opened by Phyllis Avery, the President of England Netball. This was followed by Scarlet Williams, who was a home grown England U21 player and the face of The G4S Netball Centre, playing in the opening match.
Just two months after the opening ceremony East Grinstead Sports and Social Club (G4S Netball Centre) won The Rose Award for contribution to the development of Netball at grass roots level. Continue reading “G4S NETBALL CENTRE”
The Vale of White Horse District Council chose us to install two new all-weather pitches close to our Head Office.
McArdle Sport Tec completed the replacement of two full size, floodlit, sand-dressed monofilament synthetic pitches at Tilsley Park, Abingdon; Oxfordshire’s premier football and athletic centre.
The contract was appointed to us by the The Vale of White Horse District Council, we were particularly keen to be involved in this job as Tilsely Park is local to our offices. Some of our staff members and their partners play on these pitches with their local sporting clubs.
The pitches were constructed in 2013 and for this project we used Lano Hockey Revolution artificial turf carpet. The installation took thirteen weeks and cost approximately £380,000.
Pitch 1 involved uplifting the existing carpet and replacing it with a blue Lano carpet with a red surround, designed for multi-use games and preferred for hockey. Continue reading “TILSLEY PARK”
McArdle Sport Tec were appointed to build a brand new full-size 3G football pitch at Jenner Park stadium.
Towards the end of 2015, we were selected by the Vale of Glamorgan Council to construct a new all-weather pitch at Jenner Park stadium, the home of Barry Town United.
The new pitch had meet FIFA Quality standards for professional football. Due to the specific requirements and the number of hours the pitch will be played on we carefully selected TigerTurf’s Soccer Real 50mm pile height 3G monofilament synthetic surface.
Our construction progress was followed by many of Barry Town United’s fans and players on Twitter which created a buzz of excitement. During the build we unveiled a jug which had been buried under the old pitch, this has now been restored and sits proudly in the club rooms.
Jenner Park Stadium’s new pitch has been used by many teams since the opening just weeks ago, including Barry Town United FC, Barry Town United Disability FC and many youth and children’s teams. One of the advantages with playing on a 3G pitch is that it can be used in all-weather scenarios. Continue reading “JENNER PARK”
AXE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
We were proud to have been chosen to design and build a state of the art 3G pitch at Axe Valley Community College.
This pitch was to be the only full-sized 3G pitch within a 15-mile radius and was to be used by the college, the local community, local sporting clubs including Axminster Town AFC and Millwey Rise, as well as League Two side Exeter Town FC, who planned to use the facility to coach their development teams. Continue reading “AXE VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE”
UCKFIELD COMMUNITY TECHNOLOGY COLLEGE
Uckfield Community College were awarded a grant from the Football Foundation and worked in partnership with Sussex County FA to get their 3G project off the ground.
The college strived to improve its sporting facilities to further solidify its position as a focus of community sport. We were excited to have been selected to design and build a new 3G pitch at Uckfield Community Technology College. The college worked tirelessly alongside All Weather Pitch for Uckfield working group (AWP4U) and in partnership with the Sussex County FA to secure a grant of over £200,000 from the Football Foundation.
In addition to the Football Foundation grant, the college received a grant from Sports England’s Inspired Facilities fund and monies from other organisations such as Uckfield Town Council, Uckfield Community College, East Sussex County Council, Uckfield Lions and local sports groups including Uckfield Grasshoppers and the Uckfield Rugby Club.
The new pitch is to be utilised by almost 2,000 pupils as well as local sports clubs. Additionally, the new pitch was completed with brand new goalposts funded with £500 from the Football Foundation through their Youth Goalposts scheme.
The brief for this project was to build a brand new 3G pitch which was to be utilised for rugby. In addition, local Football Clubs, the Uckfield Grasshoppers ’81 Junior Football Club and Uckfield Town FC required the use of the pitch for their weekly training sessions and for competitive league fixtures.
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