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FIFA 1 Star pitch launch11/07/2006
Kingsbrook Business and Enterprise College opened its doors to the nations sporting community, hosting the launch of the first UK manufactured FIFA 1 star surface. The Challenger surface laid at Kingsbrook is certified with FIFA's one star rating for football and ideally suited for recreational and grassroots hockey.
David Fennel Deputy Head Kingsbrook College
"Kingsbrook Business and Enterprise College was delighted to be involved in the launch of this fantastic new facility, it has revolutionised the way PE is taught at the school. During the day all the children thoroughly enjoyed them selves and are proud of the facility we have here at Kingsbrook. This event confirmed that the school and the Governors made the correct decision setting down the highest level of specification for this community facility."
Paul Bracewell, former professional footballer with championship winning Everton officially opened TigerTurf's unique challenger multi-use surface.
Other speakers at the event included the FA's Steve Williams who gave a fantastic insight into how to achieve a facility such as Kingsbrook and by evaluating every aspect of the project from concept to construction. Steve Williams also stressed the importance for the FA and the organisations to combine and achieve the correct facility for the sport, organisation and the community.
TigerTurf's UK Managing Director Bryn Lee was available to give a greater insight into the varying aspects and attributes of synthetic surfaces. TigerTurf offer a full range of surface solutions and as the UK's leading manufacturer provides some excellent advice on choosing the correct surface for the sport and type of usage. Maintenance and aftercare of a synthetic surface was explained by TigerTurf's Nick Springate, offering advice on the correct treatment of a surface and how this can lead to a prolonged life with economic and environmental benifits.
Children from Kingsbrook and the surrounding schools each represented a nation in a football World Cup tournament. As with this year's official tournament in Germany the quality of each of the schools World Cup games was very high. Delegates from the days conference were treated to and England Argentina showdown in a keenly contested final with both sides demonstrating high skill levels and plenty of competitive edge, at the end of extra time the game entered in to penalties. History seemed to repeat itself as England failed to convert their spot kicks, leaving Argentina to lift the inaugural schools world cup.
Tiger Turf would like to congratulate David Whitehouse of Solihull Metropolitan District Council the lucky winner of the Wembley event tickets.
The TigerTurf challenger multi-use surface was in constant use through out the day hosting curriculum games lessons in the morning, hockey coaching from England international Matt Taylor and local football team MK Dons gave up their time taking a coaching session with the schools world cup teams before they entered into the tournament. All demonstrating the TigerTurf challenger surface performs exactly as it should.
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