Dura-Sport were employed to upgrade the existing sand filled synthetic grass pitch at Plas Arthur Leisure Centre in Anglesey, Wales.
The project involved uplifting the existing grass and carrying out repairs to the shock pad.
New 50mm 3G synthetic grass was then supplied and installed across the 6300m2 area with permanent line markings for full sized football and 5-a-side.
The project was completed one week ahead of schedule, which was of great benefit to the Local Authority as it reduced their loss of earnings during the closure period.
The facility was officially opened on 22 November by Wales National Football Team Manager, Ryan Giggs, and his assistant, Osian Roberts and a mini-football tournament for year 7 boys and girls from all of the Island’s secondary schools was held to mark the occasion. Ryan and Osian presented the winners, from Ysgol David Hughes and Ysgol Gyfun Llangefni with their medals.
The new 3G pitch, the first full size 3G facility on Anglesey, is already proving a huge success with local clubs and groups from across the island and take-up has been very encouraging.
Leisure Commercial Manager Gerallt Roberts said, “Our new 3G facility is allowing local clubs, schools and local communities access to a high quality sports and training area all-year round, regardless of the weather. It will also provide a suitable all-weather pitch for the nearby secondary school and sporting activities for children from all over the Island.
“All-weather 3G pitches have many advantages over grass surfaces. They do not deteriorate during periods of bad weather, enabling clubs to continue training when, in the past, they could not. The 3G surface will also help ease problems with fixture schedules by reducing the number of postponed matches, which was an issue earlier this year.”
Of Dura-Sport, Mr Roberts added, “From start to finish we were very happy with Chris and the team. They completed the work on time, the standard of the work and communication was excellent throughout. Credit to the workmen on the ground they were excellent and went about their work very professionally.”
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Ryan Giggs photos courtesy of Isle of Anglesey County Council