Kett’s Park – Wymondham
Cancelled matches and waterlogged games will be a thing of the past at Kett’s Park.
TigerTurf and partners McArdle Sport Tec were delighted to install our second artificial grass pitch for South Norfolk Council using TigerTurf Atomic Pro 60. We originally built a full-size artificial football pitch at Long Stratton back in 2016.
The artificial pitch installation was funded by a combination of funds from South Norfolk Council, £250,000 from the Community Infrastructure Levy via the Greater Norwich Growth Board and £394,292 through The Premier League and FA Facilities Fund, delivered by the Football Foundation.
We were delighted to have received a touching letter of gratitude from Mark Heazle, Community Leisure Manager at South Norfolk Council:
“Thanks to Shaun and Jamie, and the rest of the team for another fantastic AGP installation at Kett’s Park. This is our second artificial grass pitch which has been delivered by McArdle’s and TigerTurf through the FA framework, following the Long Stratton project. Once again we have been left with a brilliantly finished project that will benefit the local footballing community for years to come.
“Both Shaun and Jamie have been a pleasure to work with again. I have no hesitation in recommending McArdle’s to others looking to deliver high-quality AGP’s for their local residents.”
Kett’s Park new artificial pitch installation was officially opened by former Norwich City striker Grant Holt, alongside Councillor Yvonne Bendle.
Grant Holt commented: “It is brilliant because the kids now will know that every week their game isn’t going to get called off. I know from when I was young that there’s nothing more frustrating than when you haven’t played all week, you want a game and it gets called off. This has cost a lot of money and it’s taken a lot of hard work to get it through.”
The former striker said he was keen for kids get outside and enjoy sports in all types of weather, and that the artificial playing surface would make it easier to avoid injuries – “You look at some of the local pitches at the moment and they are not in the best shape.”
Paul Thorogood, Chief Executive of the Football Foundation, said: “Grassroots sport plays an important role in communities across the UK, creating opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds. That is why I am delighted that Ketts Park Community Centre has now opened their state-of-the-art 3G AGP in Norfolk, thanks to investment from the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund.“
The funding partners through the Football Foundation have provided 212 grants worth £6.8m across the whole of Norfolk County FA region since 2000.