Reading Hockey Club is one of Europe’s leading and most successful hockey clubs, and needed their existing artificial pitch to be re-surfaced with a system which would display and uphold the highest levels of field hockey play.
A detailed survey and assessment of the sub-base was undertaken to ensure its tolerances continued to comply with the requirements of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) Global Performance Standard.
An in-situ bound SBR shockpad was then installed over the engineered base and surfaced with the premium and innovative Hockey Gold WB artificial turf system. This features a hockey-specific fibre shape and texture which is designed to reproduce optimum ball performance and comfortable surface/player interaction.
The new hockey pitch has received wide recognition and acclaim.