Fordingbridge Rugby
Fordingbridge Rugby
Fordingbridge Rugby

Fordingbridge Rugby Club, Hampshire

Construction of new rugby pitch and training area

With support from the RFU funding initiative Awards for All, Fordingbridge Rugby Club has been able to develop a much needed additional rugby pitch and training area. Designed by sports turf consultants PSD Ltd, the facility was constructed and grown in by MJ Abbott.

Together with Fordingbridge Rugby Club Project Manager John Marsh and PSD Consultant David Rhodes the work included:

  • Spraying off the existing meadow land and diverting existing services
  • Removing the surface and reducing the substantial amount of stone in the existing topsoil
  • Levelling  the area and the installation of a sand slit land drainage system
  • Supply and spread over 300 tonnes of washed sand to aid surface drainage and to create a level, stone free playing surface
  • Subsequent operations included fertilizing, mowing, top dressing and weed killing
  • The pitch was grown in through spring and summer 2011, and play commenced in September 2011.

The success of this project was based on the close working relationships built between the MJ Abbott personnel, Fordingbridge Rugby Club and PSD Ltd. Professional oversight, good design and quality installation ensured a successful outcome.

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