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Thringstone primary School, Coalville

Thringstone primary School in Coalville, Leicester, were keen to create a new MUGA after receiving generous funding.

The area is now a fantastic resource to allow children to enjoy sports and exercise every day, no matter what the weather.

The Challenge
Thringstone primary School in Coalville, Leicester, were keen to create a new MUGA after receiving generous funding. They wished to provide a sports facility that not only benefitted the pupils at the school, but the local community as a whole. The required a multi-sport friendly surface which would enable people of all ages and abilities to enjoy a range of sports.

After much discussion with Fosse Contracts Ltd (the appointed contractors for the project) and the school, the final decision was made. Playrite’s Matchplay 2 Needlepunch surface ticked all the boxes of the criteria.

Manufactured in West Yorkshire, the surface provides a high level of performance for a variety of sports including tennis, netball, football, hockey and basketball. Matchplay 2 is unique to Playrite and offers low maintenance compared to other synthetic surfaces.

The Result
The facility at Thringstone primary school was completed in early 2019. 700 square metres of Playrite Matchplay 2 Surface, in the popular Playrite green color, was installed over an impact absorbing 10mm Matchpad 1500shockpad. To complete the project, inlaid lines were added to make multi-sport use easier for the school.

The area is now being enjoyed on a daily basis by the school’s pupils and is also available for hire during the evenings and weekends.

This has been a big success for the school, and is proving to be very popular with local sports groups.

The area is now a fantastic resource to allow children to enjoy sports and exercise every day, no matter what the weather.

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