ETC Sports Delivers New 3G Football Pitch for Basildon Council

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ETC Sports recently announced the completion of a major sports facility upgrade for Eversley Leisure Centre in Pitsea, Essex.

The project was commissioned by Basildon Council as part of an £800,000 development and saw ETC Sports install a brand new 3rd generation football pitch, complete with a six column LED Sports Floodlighting system, and a brand-new Duo Sports Fencing system.

The 3rd generation pitch was chosen to provide a durable, hard wearing solution, perfect for all-weather, all-year round football training, play and competition. 3G pitches are also known for their stud resistance and organic look and feel – offering players all the benefits of a natural turf surface, but with optimised shock and slide performance and minimal abrasiveness.

Unusually bad weather presented a significant challenge in project delivery, but ETC Sports rose to the challenge by adopting a flexible and responsive approach, resulting in minimal project delays. Grant Taylor, Interim Manager of Leisure, Open Space and Community Facilities for the Council, confirmed the client’s satisfaction with the work.

“We have found working with ETC very enjoyable,” he said, adding, “The company has always been very helpful and accommodating with their customer service. Most importantly, the quality of the installation was very good.”

Eversley Leisure Centre celebrated completion of the new pitch with an official opening event, which saw more than 500 local residents join the Mayor of Basildon, Councillor David Dadds, for a day of light-hearted competition. The crowd witnessed the pitch in action as Bowers FC and Canvey FC played a friendly match or two – before members of the public were invited to try out the leisure centre’s new facilities for themselves.

On cutting the opening ribbon, Councillor Dadds said: “It was good to see so many younger members of the community enjoying the new facilities in the spirit of the Sport for All initiative. It is important that we inspire the next generation to take up physical activity and by providing such a wonderful facility we are giving them the start they need.”

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