MCARDLE SPORT TEC ARE PROUD TO HAVE BEEN SELECTED TO INSTALL A BRAND NEW WATER-BASED HOCKEY PITCH
Fettes College in Edinburgh is ranked amongst the top independent schools in the United Kingdom; the provisions for sports at Fettes College are already expectedly impressive. In keeping with the school’s commitment to excellence in sport, they made the decision to build a second new synthetic pitch.
Our high-quality water-based hockey pitches are designed to meet FIH global hockey standards for both international and national level hockey. Water is applied via an irrigation system to the synthetic carpet immediately before play. The application of water greatly reduces friction and improves the speed and consistency of ball roll.
This 6090m2 water-based hockey pitch will to be utilised by students of all ages and abilities, ranging from beginners to the school’s 1st XI.
The prestigious hockey pitch will allow the school’s hockey players develop and nurture their skills to the full, but will also attract Club, District and National Hockey teams to play at the College.
Lord Sebastian Coe was Fettes College’s guest of honour and officially opened the new water-based pitch , which has been to be named the McMurray Pitch. At the opening ceremony, Peter Worlledge, Fetts College Bursar, commented: “Excellence in sport is a long-standing tradition at Fettes and we believe it contributes significantly to the all-round development of each pupil. The McMurray pitch has been a superb addition to our sporting facilities, we are delighted with the quality of the surface and sheer playability of the pitch.”
It is fantastic to have another world-class pitch being opened
“It is fantastic to have another world-class pitch being opened less than a month before the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. We are delighted that Fettes have agreed to host a youth international featuring a number of their pupils as their inaugural game, and know that the pitch will benefit the school, our clubs and hockey in Scotland.”