Zaun Sports Fencing Used to Provide Football Facilities to 350 Children

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Suffolk based football team Beccles Town FC have been congratulated on an ‘amazing achievement’, with the installation of a state-of-the-art full size 3G pitch at the club.

Peterborough based Plant Fencing Contractors installed Zaun Super Rebound sports fencing around the perimeter of the pitch and Spectator Rail at pitch side. Super Rebound, forms an extremely robust perimeter around any pitch, that not only increases ball retention, but also vastly improved the gameplay experience.

Zaun Super Rebound sports fencing also includes EPDM inserts, which reduces noise to the surrounding areas of balls hitting the fencing by roughly 29%.

Zaun Beccles Town FC Sports Facilities
Former Norwich City midfielder Adrian Forbes cuts the ribbon to officially open the new 3G pitch at Beccles Town FC. Copyright

The new facility, which cost £770,000 and aided by a £598,000 grant fron the Football Foundation was officially opened by former Norwich City midfielder Adrian Forbes. Forbes cut the ribbon at the 97m x 61m pitch at The Nest, the home ground of Anglian Combination Division One members Beccles Town FC.

The install was completed and used primarily for the club’s under 16s and under 17 players. Beccles Town FC run four adult teams including a ladies’ team and 24 youth teams, which provide football facilities for around 350 youngsters.

Suffolk FA Chief Executive Richard Neal “This is an amazing achievement for a club like Beccles Town to have a facility like this. We hope it will not be only life-changing for the players involved in the club now but in the future and for the whole town.

Mayor of Beccles Elfrede Brambley-Crawshaw said: “It is an amazing achievement to create these facilities here in Beccles. I can’t imagine the volunteer hours that went into ensuring the town has these facilities.”

Club Chairman David Leech said: “Some of you may know that recently I have questioned why we do what we do. I have only managed to find one answer – and that is family. Everyone at this club is part of our family, our community and our club. We have all started as volunteers but we have all grown to be friends and family. The support that people have shown me personally tells me everything I need to know about why we do it and why we love our town and our club.

Zaun Beccles Town FC Sports Facilities
Pictured at the opening of Beccles Town’s 3G pitch are (left to right) Suffolk FA Chairman Phil Lawler, Suffolk FA Chief Executive Richard Neal, Beccles Town Youth Treasurer Paul Barford, Beccles Town Youth Vice-Chairman Mark Jermy, Suffolk FA Football Development Manager Jodie Allard and former Norwich City player Adrian Forbes, who officially opened the state-of-the-art facility. copyright

To view a time-lapse video of the building of the 3G pitch and football facilities and installation of the fence see below.


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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