McArdle Sport Tec were proud to have been selected to install a brand new irrigated hockey pitch at the prestigious Fettes College in Edinburgh.

Ranked amongst the top independent schools in the United Kingdom, the provisions for sport at Fettes College were already expectedly impressive. In keeping with the school’s commitment to excellence in sport, they made the decision to build a second synthetic pitch.

Our high quality water-based 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 surface immediately before play. The presence of water greatly reduces friction and improves the speed and consistency of ball roll.

This 6090m2 water-based pitch was to be utilised by students of all ages and abilities, ranging from beginners to the school’s 1st XI.

The prestigious surface will allow the school’s hockey players develop 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 honor to officially open the school’s new water-based facility, which was to be known as the McMurray Pitch. At the opening ceremony, Peter Worlledge, 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 and we are delighted with the quality of the surface and sheer playability of the pitch.”

Water-Based Hockey Pitch

“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.”

David Sweetman – CEO, Scottish Hockey

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