King’s Ely refurbishes synthetic sports pitch

King’s Ely has completed a £400,000 pitch refurbishment, complete with new fencing system and dugouts

King’s Ely has completed a £400,000 refurbishment of its synthetic sports pitch.

The significant project was carried out by Velocity Sports and Surfacing Standards, and was started in July this year.

As well as the astro’s surface being replaced, a new shock pad has been fitted, and a new sports fencing system and dugouts.

The independent school’s 1st XI hockey girls were the first students to tread the new surface and they won their match against Wisbech Grammar School 4-0.

The 1st XI hockey girls were the first to use the new surface


John Attwater, principal of King’s Ely, said: “This is the first major refurbishment of our astro since its opening, and I am delighted that it has restored the facility to be one of the best in the region, and one which matches the commitment and ability of our students and sports coaches.”

Steve Wilcockson, managing director of Surfacing Standards, added: “It was evident from the initial meeting with the school that the focus was on quality. We have worked with many independent schools over the years, and I have to say that King’s Ely is most definitely one of the most beautiful schools we have had the pleasure of working with.

“The pitch looks fantastic and Ely Cathedral in the background makes such a stunning backdrop.”

King’s Ely offers all the major sports and other activities to help every pupil to realise their sporting potential, including rowing, athletics, golf, cricket, hockey, tennis, rugby, netball, equestrian and football. Pupils are able to participate fully in regional and national events throughout the week.

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