Christmas will come early to those at the Christmas Island’s North West Point Detention Centre, with the construction of the first ever synthetic soccer pitch to be installed on the Island.
Tuff Turf were awarded the contract to partner with the Islands largest civil contracting firm Acker Trading for the design and construction of the all-weather synthetic soccer pitch as a result of the government’s decision to provide facilities for sporting activities for the residents.
The reduced size pitch will cater for play, all year round, with a complex design including a porous aggregate base layer to cater for the monsoonal rains.
The pitch will be surfaced with TuffPLAY 40 synthetic grass which is a highly durable all-weather soccer surface manufactured with the blend of both fibrillated and monofilament synthetic fibres. The surface is to be in-filled with (green) TPE performance infill which exhibits a 22°c cooler surface temperature opposed to the standard SBR.
Location: NW Point, Christmas Island, WA
Sport: Futsal Soccer
Surface: Tuff Turf TuffPLAY 40
Stabilising Infill: Sand
Performance Infill: TPE Performance Granule
Base Construction: Full Aggregate Construction
Project Commencement Date: 22nd September 2014
Project Completion Date: 12th November 2014