Valentine Sports Park Chooses PILA
Valentine Sports Park
Valentine Sports Park is the headquarters for Football NSW and its “Home of Football” based in Sydney’s northwest. After receiving a $5 million grant from the NSW State Government in 2012 towards the $22 million project, construction began in 2013, with the finishing touches just being completed. The facility now boasts 2 FIFA approved synthetic fields, 2 standard natural fields and an international standard stadium surfaced showpiece field, along with administrative buildings, specialised facilities and upgraded accommodation.
PILA Products at Valentine
In line with Football NSW’s requirements, PILA supplied Stadium Football Goal Post Packages and Coaches Boxes for the synthetic surfaced Fields 2 and 3 as well as Field 1, their primary natural field. For Fields 4 and 5, the other natural fields, PILA supplied Senior Semi-Permanent Football Goal Posts.
PILA pioneered and is the only manufacturer and supplier of Stadium Football Goal Posts in Australia, providing elite competition goal post package suitable for televised games. The unique base frame of the Stadium Goals offers several benefits, particularly for synthetic surfaces:
– nets attach to the base frame – no need for pegs to hold the nets down
– base frame hinges up and locks into upright position for easy field maintenance
Additionally the package includes the finest nets available plus black free-hanging net supports.
The sleek design of PILA’s Coaches Boxes was the perfect fit for the style of the upgraded modern surrounds at Valentine. They are designed with fully enclosed back wall, sides and roof to offer maximum weather protection and are a secure, bolted-down semi-permanent structure.
World Class Facilities
According to Football NSW’s CEO, Eddie Moore, “Valentine Sports Park will serve the local community by offering a state of the art facility for sporting community and cultural events”, with kids, coaches, parents and elite youth given access to a standard of facilities previously reserved for the top tier professionals.
PILA’s staff have been very hands-on with this project, with Managing Director, Reece Wooldridge overseeing the installation of all products and several team members involved in various stages of the project. PILA worked closely with HG Sports Turf, who we also partnered with on the Hunter Stadium project, to ensure that the products were properly installed for the different surfaces.
The grant provided by the NSW State Government was the biggest investment in grassroots football in NSW with demands for greater investment across all codes. PILA is passionate about sport and recognises the inherent value of supporting and developing grassroots football, which is why we manufacture a full range of goal posts from Futsal and Junior Football to Stadium Goals, providing goal posts to fit in with any budget.
The Grand Opening of Valentine Sports Park happens this weekend and Football NSW’s Kyle Maher has assured us that the goals are “looking great”! Let the experts at PILA help you with your next goal post project no matter how big or small.