ASTRO TURF Opens at Somervale



On Monday 3rd November 2014, the School celebrated the formal opening of our NEW outstanding Astro Turf Pitch. This is a fantastic facility which the school and its students have waited in great anticipation for and most importantly deserve. This will allow students and the community to enjoy playing competitive sports whatever the weather.

The quality of this facility is said to be so high that it’s likely to be categorised as one of the best Astro Turf Pitches in the country. The nearest pitch of similar quality is said to be in Swindon. It is simply a first class surface!

The use of this amazing sporting facility will allow Somervale PE staff to offer a more diverse and expansive extra-curricular programme. The facility has been installed with floodlights to allow for outdoor clubs in winter, and for Somervale to play host to school league football matches, despite the darkening evenings.

Somervale was thrilled to welcome Steve Phillips, former Bristol City & Bristol Rovers goalkeeper. Bath born local lad, Steve made a staggering 257 appearances between 1997-2006 for Bristol City before playing 136 times for Bristol Rovers from 2006-2010. He said ‘I am looking forward to coaching on this fantastic pitch in the new year!’

The PE department lined up an array of fun sporting events, which the whole school came out to see, including a penalty shoot out with two of our lucky students.

To Hire the Facility: The facility is open to hire to the community which it is expected, will give a massive boost to many of the local clubs, with demand expected to be high. If you are a club or organisation who is interested in booking this facility, please contact Gary Green at Norton Hill Sports Centre(http://www.nortonhillschool.com/index.phtml?d=561095) for further details. Bookings are available from Monday 5th January 2015.


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