Verde Recreo

Millfield School Gets FIH Global Synthetic Turf Hockey Pitches

Millfield, a leading private school in Somerset, England, recently received two new state-of-the-art synthetic turf hockey pitches to support their thriving hockey program. The pitches feature Act Global’s water-based Xtreme Turf NFH13-MF, and were professionally installed by partner Verde Recreo.

Millfield is today one of the top UK independent schools for students aged 2-18 years. As the country’s leading hockey school, the sport continues to flourish for both boys and girls at Millfield. The hockey program focuses on encouraging player development for all, with a strong coaching staff, specialised technical one-to-one training; and athletic development sessions with strength and conditioning coaches. Millfield’s hockey program competes very successfully in the National Schools and IAPS competition, and many pupils will graduate to international and Olympic teams.

The new FIH Global pitches from Act Global are a significant addition to the prestigious hockey program. Global Certification signifies a playing surface with elite performance qualities, ideal for developing these top young players. Xtreme Turf NFH13-MF is a water-based system, designed using highly resilient yarns, a short, dense pile height, and a glass-reinforced primary plus latex coating. The non-filled system is built with an in-situ shock pad and irrigated with a water layer to provide optimal speed of play, excellent foot stability and technical ball accuracy.

“We are honored to work with our partner Verde Recreo and Millfield School to bring these players the best in quality hockey turf,” said Gary Breen, regional sales manager for Act Global.

Act Global was recently appointed an Official FIH Supplier, which confirms their commitment to delivering top-quality hockey pitches around the world. This initiative is part of the FIH Quality Programme for Hockey Turf which is aimed at ensuring good quality hockey fields are built for all levels of play, from elite level competition to community development.

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