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 Limited is the sole remaining manufacturer of welded and woven mesh fencing systems that manufactures the entire system in the UK.  Zaun makes the mesh, fencing panels, posts, clamp bars and fixings at its state-of-the-art five-acre production facility in Wolverhampton in the West Midlands.  Products have been tested and approved by testing organisations including CPNI, LPCB and Secured by Design.

Zaun works very closely with all stakeholders within the business including employees, local, national and international suppliers and a long-established customer base of fencing contractors to design, manufacture and supply high-quality fencing systems, increasingly often providing expertise in integrating PIDs and other systems into holistic security solutions.

Zaun was founded in 1996 and remains a private company solely owned by co-founder Alastair Henman with a regional office in Dubai.  They are certified to the ISO 9001 quality standard. It is also a member of the Perimeter Security Suppliers’ Association (PSSA), of which Alastair Henman is a director.

Zaun is a proud British manufacturer and founder member of the Made in Britain campaign, a key player in the UK fencing market and one of the fastest-growing companies in an increasingly competitive industry.

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