Lurgan College in Northern Ireland has a history of outstanding achievement in sport, notably hockey, with their senior girls' side recently retaining the Kate Russell, All Ireland Hockey Championship. So when it came to tendering for the new hockey pitch at the college they turned to one of the UK’s premier manufacturers of surfaces for sport. Playrite, as impartial surface experts, were able to advise on the best surface for the schools requirements from their portfolio of sports surfaces.Playrite’s Tournament 18, tufted surface was the answer, as hockey is one of the predominant sports played at the school this offered the best option for all concerned. Tournament 18 is a sand dressed, tufted knit de knit polypropylene pile yarn product that provides an excellent playing surface for sports, especially hockey as well as being suitable for multi-sport use. With excellent durability and hard wearing properties, Tournament 18 offers high performance levels, meets EN15330 part 1 and is FIH accredited. The pitch was manufactured in Playrite green with a striking blue run off area that is a real wow factor for the college.