12 May 2017

3G Pitch Launched at Westhoughton High School

Tags:Football · Rugby · Tufted

The local GreenFields 3G pitch at Westhoughton High School has been officially opened in time for an activity packed summer for both the school and local residents.

Bolton Council selected GreenFields for the full sized 3G pitch located just three miles down the road from our UK office. The new pitch is to be used by both the school and the local community as an out of school hours’ leisure facility as well as for play by local youth teams.

Present at the official pitch launch were Phil Hart, Head of Westhoughton High School, Councillors John Byrne and David Chadwick and David Singleton, Chairman of Bolton Community Leisure Trust along with students from the school who were looking forward to their first playing experience on the new pitch.

“We are delighted to have completed this new pitch in Westhoughton. This new pitch will provide modern, high quality facilities for the school and local community teams in the area. We hope that this and the other new 3G pitches will attract more people to get involved in sport, as well as improving health and wellbeing across the borough.”

Cllr John Byrne, Bolton Council's Cabinet Member for Youth, Culture and Sport

The completed pitch was installed using GreenFields Slide Max Pro 60 sports turf which is perfect for pitches that have a high amount of fixtures taking place as the diamond shaped fibres provide a highly resilient, ultra-durable surface.

Mark Bucknall, Operations Manager at GreenFields has been managing the project from the start, he commented: “The new pitch installation was extremely important to us as it provides better facilities for the local community right on our doorstep. We are proud to have been selected for this key development and look forward to seeing updates of the activities taking place on it.”

The 8584m² 3G pitch was completed with a ProGame 7012 XC Trocellen shock pad for maximum safety and comfort which along with the 60mm sports turf pile height enables the more hands on game of rugby to be played on it as well as football.

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