The new all-weather pitches at Wakefield Sports Club were officially opened on Saturday 23rd June during a weekend of celebration and festival of hockey involving players from all over the country. Juniors, seniors and masters enjoyed the weekend with friendly and competitive games against local and not so local opposition. The weekend marked the completion of the major project to create a world-class hockey venue. Following the trend set by the London 2012 hockey stadium, Wakefield Sports Club’s College Grove site now has a new blue water-based pitch alongside its fully refurbished green pitch. Both meet international standards.
Project Leader Peter Clay said, “This is a fantastic facility for hockey of the highest level. It is the premier hockey club facility in the North of England.” The Chinese Ladies Olympic Hockey Team will use the pitch for their pre games training in July.
The project could not have been completed without the effort of a team of committed volunteers.
Wakefield Hockey Club President, Chris Partridge said; “This is a big investment for the future and just reward for our dedication to the development of hockey and junior hockey in particular".
Sports Labs again assisted Wakefield Hockey Club in the Planning, Design, Procurement and Project Management of the works to both pitches. The site continues it development as a premier site for hockey with these high quality 'Global' standard pitches.