When Cirencester Town FC completed a ground-breaking renovation of the Corinium Stadium, which saw the first artificial pitch of its kind in the UK installed, Net World Sports partnered with the ambitious semi-professional football club to help transform their ground with state-of-the-art football equipment.
The overhaul at the venue saw the installation of a pair of our 24 × 8 Full-Size FORZA Alu110 Freestanding Goals with wheels to be used by the club in training and home matches during their Evo-Stik Southern League (West) campaign. A further three pairs of portable 9v9 football goals – our 16 x 7 FORZA Alu110 Freestanding Football Goals are also being used at the ground. This ensures the 3G playing surface can easily be divided into pitches for small-sided games, opening up the facility for year-round community use.
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“We are proud and delighted to have Net World Sports as our main football equipment supplier for the 2017-18 season. Having a brand-new, state-of-the-art 3G pitch installed over the summer, we had to ensure that the goals and other football ground equipment we needed were top of the range to really add to the amazing surface at the Corinium Stadium. Net World Sports really delivered on that front, nicely adding the finishing touches to really enhance our pitch and the surrounding stadium with quality products and service.”
Scott Griffin, Office Manager and Football Secretary of Cirencester Town
As well as providing our full-size and small-sided goal posts, we also supplied a wide range of football ground equipment to complete the stadium upgrade. A wall-fixed version of our premier Ball Stop Net & Post System has been installed along the length of the Mainstream Digital Stand side of the arena. Comprising our sturdy 6-metre-high aluminium posts and heavy-duty football netting, the ball stop netting system will prevent any stray shots or wayward clearances escaping the venue.
A pair of our professional-style steel Olympia Football Team Shelters with bucket seats will keep both home and away coaching staff and substitutes safely sheltered from the worst of the weather throughout the season. Whist four of our UEFA-standard Corner Flags mark out the perimeter of the new artificial turf pitch. We have even been able to custom design the flags, so they have the club’s famous ‘Centurion’ logo printed on them, a nod to the town’s links to Roman times.
The major renovation project has seen the traditional grass surface at the venue replaced with an advanced 3G astroturf pitch from artificial grass manufacturers Tiger Turf UK, who have installed surfaces at Nottingham Forest Academy, Burton Albion Community Trust, as well as stadia in Spain and Qatar, amongst others. A first of its kind in the UK, the upgraded Premier Pro 60 playing surface embraces the latest artificial grass yarn technology and incorporates green rubber crumb rather than the standard black. So not only does the FIFA-standard artificial turf play like real grass, it looks just like it too!
With such a top-notch new playing surface, the club knew exactly where to source the best football goals to use on an astroturf pitch. Net World Sports is an approved supplier for both the FA and the Football Foundation, and all our premium FORZA aluminium match and training goals have been tested to exceed stringent BS EN safety standards. So, our Alu110 goals were the perfect match for the revamped arena, particularly as the freestanding models are portable football goals with wheels that can easily be moved in and out of position.
“From the outset, our order was always going to be a large one and when we placed the order, nothing was too much trouble with regular communication and even next day delivery”, Scott explains. “Net World Sports really went above and beyond to ensure that everything was perfect.”.