Sports Technology International workers lay the shock pad for the new artificial hockey surface yesterday.
Sports Technology International workers lay the shock pad for the new artificial hockey surface yesterday. Contributed

New rubber goes down at hockey

EVERYTHING is going to plan for Gympie Hockey’s new state-of-the-art hockey field.

Contractors, Sports Technology International, have been on site this week laying rubber for the new shock pad to cushion the artificial grass playing surface.

Gympie Hockey president Ian Wenzel said everything was moving in the right direction for the new field.

“Two very successful working bees over the last two weekends have enabled the field contractors to make a start on the new field surface,” he said.

“I would like to thank all the Gympie hockey supporters for their phenomenal support, in both time and equipment, in preparing the site for construction.

“Not only is it a financial benefit to Gympie hockey, but is an indication of the enthusiasm and supportive culture that Gympie hockey is generating.”

Contractors began laying the rubber shock pad Wednesday and this process should take six to eight days, depending on the weather.

Wenzel said associated concrete and retaining wall works had also begun and would incorporate a granite wall car park entry statement, which would enhance and improve car park entry and safety.

“Everything is on track and progress is being monitored closely by many interested hockey players and members, as well as the general public, who are very keen to see every stage in the project unfold.”

Gympie Times


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