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Sherwood Primary School – multiple sports on three courts

Auckland, New Zealand

TigerTurf turned the wet, soggy playing field at Sherwood Primary School into an all-weather multi -sport centre. The hockey teams not only have an FIH compliant surface to practise their skills on, but they also have a head start with sponsorship from TigerTurf!

With an expanding school roll and a playing field that wasn’t able to be used for sports practice for much of the winter, Sherwood Primary School had a major problem to solve. Poor drainage combined with the wet winter climate caused chaos for sports timetables and the winter sports teams.

Thorough planning, preparation and construction for performance 

TigerTurf was able to provide the answers the school was looking for. 

We analysed the site, designed the drainage and base construction and installed our multi-sport Trophy surface to keep the planned sports centre open for play and at the top of its game for the next decade or more.

The school had a wish list for its sport centre, which included the students’ favourite sports, and more. 

We came up with a design that would make that wish list happen, and keep the sports teams busy all year round.

We constructed the stable, free-draining base we had designed, with surface channel drains for extra drainage. 

On top of that we installed a 10mm TigerTurf shock pad to establish safe playing conditions for the hockey and football teams, and to extend the lifespan of the surfaces.

Three multi-sports courts for many sports

Then came the exciting bit. The TigerTurf installation team set to work laying the TigerTurf Trophy  multi-sport over the shock pad. 

We built three multi-sports courts, fenced and with LED lights for evening practice and games. 

We also installed top quality alloy sports equipment on the courts, and around the perimeter we added a two-lane running track in terracotta with white markings.

Safe practices and planning ahead for school installations

During the installation, we had to bring our vehicles through the school grounds, taking care to coordinate our movements with the school timetable. As always, we held discussions about safe viewing areas for the students and staff, and established strict safety procedures the school and our teams could work with. 

The project was a rewarding one, as school installations always are. Our teams get enormous pleasure from the happy faces of the students when they first use our new turfs.

Date Project Completed: October 2015

Area: 1,836m2

Surface: TigerTurf Trophy plus 10mm shock pad

Base: Full build including fencing & LED Lights

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