Synthetic surface specialists, Bradleys Surfacing Systems

Synthetic surface specialists, Bradleys Surfacing Systems were recently commissioned by Edenhurst Preparatory School in Newcastle-under-Lyme to install a new multi-sport facility. 

The new AstroTurf has converted the school’s former tarmac tennis courts into a multi-use games area suitable for football, hockey, netball and tennis.

Former Stoke City FC footballer, Ricardo Fuller officially opened the new AstroTurf pitch during a special opening ceremony on October 14th in front of staff, pupils, parents and VIP guests. 

Nick Copestick, Headteacher at Edenhurst Preparatory School, said: "The new AstroTurf pitch has only been operational for a short time, but it has already made a real difference to the quality of the Sports experience we are able to provide for all our children. He added: “As well as receiving expert specialist coaching, our children can now play their matches and train on this truly outstanding new facility.”

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The AstroTurf project was fully undertaken by Bradleys Surfacing Systems and involved puncturing the base to promote good drainage, cutting and resurfacing root damaged areas with tarmac and installing aluminum edging to the finished surface. 

Tom Bradley, Director of Bradleys Surfacing Systems, said: “We were delighted to be approached by Edenhurst to upgrade the facilities at the school. We chose Playrite’s MatchPlay2 as the surfacing for the multi-use games area due to its quality, durability and low maintenance requirements, which makes it an ideal option for a school that needs to host a number of different sports. We look forward to seeing the impact that the new facilities has on the children’s sporting experiences”.