Young enterprise builds Wombourne Colosseum

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Enterprising teenagers are among the first to enjoy integrated fencing manufacturer Zaun’s new Colosseum sports fencing system, raising £50,000.

The Wombourne Youth Action Team (WYAT), established and run entirely by 12 to 25-year-old volunteers, embarked on an ambitious project to install a multi-use games area (MUGA) on a previous basketball court Brickbridge Lane in the Staffordshire town.

Led by A’level students, the team raised the money, specified the MUGA design and colours. WYAT talked to the Youth Service, Police, the Community & Learning Partnership and the district and parish councils; held an open day in Wombourne to canvas opinions, handed out flyers and gave presentations to local groups.

Based in nearby Wolverhampton, Zaun supplied and managed the installation of the modular Colosseum system, which combines football, tennis, netball, and basketball in one uniquely designed space. As a result, it is suited to most environments where the play will occur, from schools to urban settings that receive heavy usage and aggressive play.

The Wombourne Colosseum is constructed from a combination of hollow tube railing panels and twin wire mesh. The system is available as a full-court or for areas where space or budget are restricted as the ends can be bought separately. The goal ends with retaining the full system’s flexibility, allowing for any specified width and various heights depending on the requirements for ball retention and key stage group usage.

The Wombourne Colosseum features goal units that have open sides, which allow access to and from the court. The side sections are available either with or without chicane panels. These panels allow access to the court while minimising the chance of ball escapes.

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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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