In the summer of 2012, English rugby union side Maidenhead RFC achieved a worldwide first as the club became owners of the first ever ‘One Turf’ pitch.
Now one year on, Maidenhead RFC has enjoyed a full season with the synthetic turf surface in use and feedback from its six senior sides and youth section has been very positive.
“The new pitch has allowed the club to continue to grow and feedback throughout our age groups has been excellent,” confirmed Maidenhead RFC chairman Steve Bough.
“We find that those who are new to the surface can be curious initially, but as soon as they start playing any reservations they may have had are soon forgotten.”
The new pitch came at the same time as a clubhouse extension and refurbishment, as Maidenhead RFC works towards increasing its community presence and involvement.
“Since the install of the new pitch, almost all county rugby is now based at our club because of the high levels of availability facilitated by the synthetic surface. We are also in talks with a local school who are interested in moving their sports curriculum to our facility,” confirmed Steve.
“We are extremely proud of the facilities at Maidenhead RFC and look forward to new and existing members, visitors and the local community enjoying them for years to come.”
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