20th September 2013
Enterprising teenagers are among the first to enjoy integrated fencing manufacturer Zaun’s new Colosseum sports fencing system – having raised £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 on 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 Parnership and the district and parish councils; held an open day in Wombourne to canvas opinions; and handed out flyers and gave presentations to local groups.
Zaun, based in nearby Wolverhampton, supplied and managed the installation of the modular Colosseum system, which combines football, tennis, netball and basketball in one uniquely designed space. It is suited to most environments where play will take place, from schools through to urban settings that receive heavy usage and aggressive play.
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 goal ends can be bought separately. The goal ends retain the flexibility of the full system, allowing for any width to be specified and various heights dependent on the requirements for ball retention and key stage group usage.
The goal units 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.