Sunday 1st February 2009 was a momentous day, both for the pupils of Cox Green School and Lano Sports. In front of the Mayor, the ribbon was cut on the pitch allowing the pupils access to the latest development in Lano's product range, the Interplay system.
Recognising the need for a genuine hockey/football system to satisfy curriculum requirements within the school environment, Interplay passes both the 2008 FA Performance Standard and the FIH standard. Made using a unique blend of 2 tone crimped monofilament fibres, it not only satisfies the needs of both hockey and football but also offers added durability.
The difficulty for most clients when selecting a surface is knowing which system is right for their needs. Obviously when only one sport is to be satisfied, the choice becomes easier due to the specialist surfaces available. However, as one tries to combine sports, the decision becomes more complex. Compromises have to be made and performance expectations dampened.
Football and hockey are notoriously difficult to combine as these sports require very different surfaces - football prefers a forgiving, longer and more open pile whilst hockey likes a firm, shorter and denser pile. Interplay brings these two sports together on one surface through use of its unique blend of curled fibres which form a covering on which the hockey ball can roll whilst allowing enough in-built flexibility to make the surface forgiving underfoot for the footballer.
At last the school has a genuine surface, constructed by McArdle Sportec, on which they can play and train both sports in full confidence knowing that their skills won't be compromised by an underperforming playing surface.
For further details, please contact Rick Thorley of Lano Sports:
Phone 01628 418 184 - Fax 01628 622 566 - Mobile: 07912 341 936