Motherwell FC, Lanarkshire

Project: Motherwell FC, Lanarkshire

Motherwell FC boasts a highly successful youth development programme and runs a number of soccer schools for boys and girls across Lanarkshire and beyond. Their goal is to develop children’s football skills in a fun and safe environment, so when it came to choosing a new sports floor for their Academy training facility, they turned to Tarkett to provide the solution.

Tarkettindoor sports surfaces are specifically designed to meet the needs of all sports men and women, from grassroots level to professional footballers and Olympic athletes. Tarkett’s Omnisports range offers PVC sports floorings that deform at the point of impact, in a choice of thicknesses to satisfy varying degrees of shock absorption and performance requirements. Kenmure Flooring of Glasgow installed Omnisports Reference to the Academy facility and the Club are delighted with the results.

“It’s really important that we have a proper sports surface for our youth teams to train on” explained Gordon Young, Head of Youth Development for Motherwell FC. “The type of flooring supplied is crucial to the repetitive nature of the exercises performed and therefore we are delighted at the sports science results which highlight no stress injuries with any of our young players.”

Omnisports Reference is a high performance sports surface designed for all levels of sports competition, meeting the requirements of EN14904. It offers 26% impact absorption when loose laid and 27% when fully bonded. The unique fibreglass mesh reinforcement guarantees low internal stress levels within the playing surface which, when coupled with the calendered backing, provides a highly stable product suitable for loose lay application.

All Tarkett Omnisports floors are readily available from stock in a wide range of colours and wood effects to suit any environment. They are composed of 20-25% recycled material and more than 98% of a loose-laid sports floor may be recycled and the sub-floor reused without further preparation. The polyurethane TopClean XP surface reinforcement ensures excellent durability along with easy, low-cost maintenance.