Hockey Pitch 7 Years on…Leads Pupils to the Regional Finals!

23rd March 2016

Synthetic Turf Management provide high quality artificial grass surfaces, specialising in schools and sports and operating nationally across the UK. We place a huge emphasis on encouraging the young people of today to explore different sports and strive for everyone to have the opportunity and access to the facilities to do so, hence we are Business Honours Club Partners with the Youth Sport Trust.

Artificial Grass Surfaces and Hockey Pitches

Here at STM, our artificial grass surfaces are popular in schools as we can design, supply and install completely bespoke outdoor areas that are fit for purpose. In particular, over the recent years, hockey pitches have soared as they can be installed as part of a MUGA (multi use games area) and are named on the national curriculum; plus the sport is popular with both boys and girls so that is exactly why Cullercoats school in Newcastle opted for a hockey pitch provided by ourselves.

7 Years Ago

Turning back the clock to 2009, Cullercoats Primary School had an artificial turf hockey pitch installed as part of their MUGA. Cullercoats school is a Youth Sport Trust member school therefore this was the perfect opportunity for two organisations to work together and strive for the same end goal, stressing the importance of sports in schools.

Hockey Pitch Birds Eye View Cullercoats 

A bird’s eye view of the hockey pitch along with the EPIC playground we also installed for the school.

Before the hockey pitch was installed the school didn’t have hockey on their syllabus at all as they had no appropriate facilities to play the sport. Deciding on this installation was an excellent choice (as you will see further on in the article) and allowed the students to try out at different sports.

PE teacher with pupils stood on artificial turf muga 

7 Years ago... The pupils were very happy with their hokey pitch surface

North Regional Hockey Finals

And last week we were thrilled to hear that Cullercoats Primary School had reached the North Regional Hockey Finals. Considering the sport had only just been introduced to the school via the hockey pitch 7 years ago, this was an outstanding accomplishment and shows just how far the school has come throughout the past years!

STM even sponsored the school at the finals of the tournament where we provided hoodies for the team which they were very pleased with.

Sponsored Hoodies being worn by the hockey team 

The hockey team at Cullercoats 2016!

This was a pleasure to hear and even if we can help and individual to have access to a particular sport we are pleased to do so and we know that our artificial turf hockey pitches clearly do the job!

And Cullercoats Was Over the Moon Too!

“The children are absolutely astounded by the new surface. They have been running up and down on the track and just can’t wait to get out and play whatever the weather.” – Mr. Kevin Youldon, Cullercoats Primary School.

children playing hockey on new school pitch

 Regular use of the hockey pitch is what we love to see!

To read more on the Cullercoats Primary School Hockey Finals, browse to the news section on their website.

For more information on hockey pitches or MUGAS, please click on the links below to be redirected:
Hockey Pitches


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