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Manchester Grammar School’s New Hockey Surface

Manchester Grammar School’s New Hockey Surface: Staff and students at The Manchester Grammar School, the largest independent day school for boys in the UK, are over the moon after many years of planning has seen their dreams for an elite hockey pitch become a reality. GreenFields were handpicked from a number of other companies for the construction of the school’s new hockey pitch along with adjacent tennis courts, which were all completed in time for Christmas.

The top spec water based hockey pitch features GreenFields TX Elite, a product which has seen many of the best players in the world compete on it at tournaments such as the 2017 European Hockey World Championship. Classified by the FIH (International Hockey Federation) as the Global Elite standard, which is the optimum surface type for competitive hockey tournaments, GreenFields TX Elite provides the ultimate smooth playing surface combining high playing and ball speed, incredible precision and control.

Manchester Grammar School's New Hockey Surface

Dr Martin Boulton, High Master at The Manchester Grammar School commented: “The new hockey pitch and tennis courts are absolutely fantastic and will give our boys the opportunity to play on world-class surfaces of the quality used by international athletes, helping our boys flourish and develop their sporting potential. They are a great addition to our School.”

The 6,576m² elite hockey pitch was completed with a Trocellen ProGame XC 7008 shock pad for maximum comfort and safety with irrigation achieved by pop up sprinklers. The facility also includes a 3,560m² tennis surface featuring six compact courts.

Paul Milton, Commercial Director at GreenFields UK said: “We are delighted to have installed an international level water based playing surface at the prestigious independent school – The Manchester Grammar School and are happy to see that the pupils are getting full use of it already. This impressive sports facility will further strengthen our North West portfolio providing an elite case study for GreenFields for the future.”

Manchester Grammar School's New Hockey Surface

Upon completion of the new hockey pitch and tennis courts, GreenFields arranged for professional photography and drone footage to be taken to support the school in their marketing materials.

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Replay And England Hockey Extend Agreement For A Further 2 Years

Replay And England Hockey Extend Agreement For A Further 2 Years – Initiated originally in 2015, synthetic maintenance specialists Replay Maintenance are pleased to announce they have expanded their partnership with England Hockey for a further two years.  This new agreement sees Replay become the sole Official Maintenance Partner, providing practical pitch maintenance as well as support and educational services to clubs around the country.

Replay And England Hockey Extend Agreement For A Further 2 Years

For many years, Replay have responded, advised on and rejuvenated a huge amount of synthetic pitches across the full spectrum of sports.  As hockey continues to experience recognition on and off the pitch, this partnership ensures England Hockey have the necessary knowledge and expertise to provide the highest standards of service and playing surfaces to the hockey community.  Affiliated clubs can benefit from the fruits of the partnership which range from free surface inspections and discounted rates on synthetic pitch maintenance through to education and training to help regional teams and clubs understand the importance of regular maintenance. 

Commenting on the agreement Jon Cockcroft, Commercial Director of England Hockey said, “‘We are delighted to have renewed our partnership with Replay Maintenance through until 2018. As market-leaders in pitch maintenance the work Replay undertake with clubs and schools around the country positively impacts the hockey community. Through the wide range of pitch care they provide it ensures fantastic playing surfaces for all. We look forward to working with Garry and his team as hockey continues to make positive strides on and off the pitch.”

Replay Director Garry Martin added, “To be selected as the sole Official Maintenance Supplier to England Hockey is testament to the knowledge, experience and high level of service Replay continuously offer and are now renowned for. It’s a great privilege to be working together in partnership with England Hockey and we will strive to continue the great work we’ve started with clubs and facilities nationwide in improving synthetic turf surfaces and maintenance practices.”

Formed in 2003, England Hockey is the National Governing Body for hockey in England.  It is responsible for the governance and development of the sport in the country from the grass roots and domestic level to preparing the Great Britain teams for the Olympic Games.