From design to construction, our team took on the massive task of creating an elite FIFA certified pitch to serve as a fitting crown for the future developments planned by the Rydalemere Lions Football Club. It was a tremendous undertaking that consisted of the professional pitch, the elite lighting, fencing, car park and surrounding landscape, a project that took around six months to fully accomplish.
While the task at hand was already monumental due to the sheer scope of the project, it was made even more formidable when we found large amounts of asbestos on site. This caused some slight delays as we made sure it was removed safely and efficiently. Thankfully, our team consisted of industry veterans. Travis Knight, Vincent Bonasera and Mark Wojcik with the help of senior installers Damian Jacobs and Daniel Johnstone were able to take it all in stride and knock this project out of the park without further issues.
Despite the challenges and the delays, we found that the City of Parramatta and the Rydalmere Lions’ Club President Peter Bacha were a pleasure to work with. The City of Parramatta was a great client that’s been a tremendous help in facilitating the project, while Mr Bacha was so keen and passionate about this project that our guys will forever hold fond memories of Rydalemere Park because of him.
The club president was so happy with our work he even wrote to us saying: “From the first shovel dug into Rydalmere Park… to the finishing touches. Your amazing team worked seamless, with attention to detail second to none, through the most challenging times our country has ever faced and delivered a great gift to our local and broader community. A state-of-the-art FIFA approved synthetic pitch that can only be described as “quality.”
Mr Bacha then proceeded to tell us that even a representative of the Rydalmere National Premier League team has said that “I have played at a high level for years and this pitch is the best I have played on. Feels like we are playing on national turf.”
Their praises filled us with so much pride, but just being able to take part in the project already made us hold our heads up high. Because in the end, we were able to deliver a pitch that has become a key part in the future development of the Rydalmere Lions. One that has also greatly impacted the local community by providing an asset that can be heavily used at all levels of football from grassroots to professional.
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