Hockey Pitch at Newpark Comprehensive School to be resurfaced
The hockey pitch at Newpark Comprehensive School, which was laid in 2005, is to be resurfaced in 2022. Newpark Comprehensive School and Avoca Hockey Club have contracted with Haffey Sports Grounds to lay an Edel ID. EL 15 carpet. The project is due for completion by October 2022 and will be managed by Sports Labs and IKEO Group.
The cost of €354,000 is being funded by a Sports Capital Programme grant, loan finance provided by Blackrock Credit Union and Community Finance Ireland and contributions by both Avoca Hockey Club (supported the club’s fundraising activities, sponsors and donors) and Newpark Comprehensive School/Newpark Sports Centre.
The Edel ID.EL 15 surface is the updated version of the current surface and will ensure that both Club and School can again enjoy one of the top pitches in Ireland. The resurfacing project commenced with an application for the Sports Capital Programme grant in 2018/2019 but was delayed due to the Covid 19 pandemic.