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Future Goals: a look at the changing face of school hockey facilities

By admin on July 17, 2017

Future goals: a look at the changing face of school hockey facilities


The growing popularity of hockey as a sport has led to an increasing number of schools either looking to upgrade their facilities, or invest in altogether new ones.

Yet, with so many considerations to be made at the planning stage, getting the most appropriate pitch specification for an individual school can be a daunting task for those without dedicated resources. Future goals: A look at the changing face of school hockey facilities tackles these difficulties head-on.

Designed to steer stakeholders through the considerations that need to be made in order the achieve the best hockey pitch for their establishment, the handy guide provides an update on the International Hockey Federation’s (FIH) new quality assurance programme, compares the different types of artificial hockey surfaces available, and outlines the maintenance considerations that need to be made prior to a new surface being laid.

With schools around the country often eager to see how others have made a success of their new hockey facility, the guide also offers two standout examples of how the investment in a new artificial hockey pitch has resulted in increased usage or an enhanced skill set amongst players. The result is a comprehensive handbook able to help schools ensure that the surface they choose delivers everything expected of it - from playing hours to performance levels – year upon year.

To download the full version of this guide, please click here.

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