Writtle Minors score AGP success with Premier League grant

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An Essex junior football club is enjoying a brand new artificial grass pitch (AGP) thanks to a £100,000 grant from The Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund.

Writtle Minors FC near Chelmsford bagged 67 grants totalling £5.8m to develop grassroots football facilities.

The AGP was installed by Limonta Smith JV Ltd, a joint venture formed by Smith Construction (Heckington) Ltd and turf manufacturers Limonta Sport, a FIFA preferred producer, which has been appointed to a Football Foundation, Football Association, Rugby Football Union, England Hockey and Sport England framework for the second time.

The framework agreement ensures that the country’s artificial grass pitches (AGPs) are consistent quality and price.

Limonta Smith JV won the £135,000 project to provide Writtle Minors FC with a state-of-the-art all-weather pitch, with the old tarmac play area removed and replaced with a 37m x 30m Limonta Infinity 55 carpet.

Dawn Fencing Limited of Leigh installed Duo8 Super Rebound sports fencing and gates from Zaun, while easy lift goals, bins and corner flags gave the pitch a polished professional finish.

Zaun fencing was also employed just down the road at a new artificial sports pitch, and air dome at Great Baddow High School opened by stars from Premiership football team West Ham United.

Then Hammers manager Sam Allardyce, debutant Reece Burke and vice-captain and longest-serving current player Mark Noble opened The Dome, made possible by funding from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities scheme, which funds the renovation and modernisation of grassroots sports facilities.

Zaun is a designer and manufacturers of a wide range of fencing systems, from ROSPA compliant gates and fencing for schools and playgrounds to high-security NOMs and CPNI approved fencing and gates for prisons and high-security institutions. All Zaun fencing, gates and railings are manufactured in our purpose-built factory in Wolverhampton and meet the British standards for which the fencing was meant to be

About Zaun

Zaun is the only in-house British Manufacturer of Woven and Welded Mesh Fencing Systems. For 27 years, they have been the trusted manufacturing partner for sports and physical perimeter security. With a wide range of fencing, gate, and HVM solutions they can offer Protection Through Innovation for your next project.

Located in the West Midlands, they are a privately owned company first formed in 1996 and continuing to promote British manufacturing on the world stage. A proud member of Made in Britain and Made in the West Midlands, Zaun has worked on numerous projects around the world from Border Security and Airports, to Sports and Critical National Infrastructure.

The continued investment in their manufacturing processes and systems has enabled the latest in problem-solving and innovation. At the same time, an approach to ‘The Right People in the Right Places’ puts the customer experience at the heart of their business.

The quality of their wide range of systems is assured through ISO 9001 and third-party certification for high-security and HVM solutions including LPS 1175, Secured by Design, Approved for UK Government Use (NPSA), and PAS 68.

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