Sportex gets their flying colours in deliveringa new Tiger Turf, hockey landmark forRAF Cosford.

RAF Cosford in Shropshire is a major part of the Defence College of Technical Training (DCTT). It is at the centre of the RAF’s mission to deliver flexible, affordable, modern and effective technical training, that meets the needs of the UK’s Armed Forces now and into the future. The RAF School of Physical Training is situated at RAF Cosford with excellent facilities, including artificial turf, hockey and football pitches, an indoor swimming pool, tennis courts and two large gymnasia for all indoor activities.

With a thriving hockey community at the base, SPORTEX were delighted to be chosen to upgrade the tired, existing hockey facility. The existing artificial turf and insitu shockpad were removed and replaced with a proven sand-dressed texturised monofilament artificial turf by TigerTurf. The new playing surface was installed over a new in-situ bound rubber performance shockpad layer. Permanent line markings for hockey were inlaid into the surface, along with cross pitch D’s for recreational hockey and football use. The perimeter fence line was remedaited to impart greater durability with additional 2m netting installed to extend ball-stop capability. New team shelters, storage and access decontamination were  installed, and new hockey and football goal equipment completed the remodelled sporting facility.



Ministry of Defence

Facility Size

108m x 62m

Finished Surface

TigerTurf Evo PRO

Performance Standard

FIH National Class 1

Bespoke Requirements

At the clients request, the unmistakable RAF ‘Roundel’ logo was installed into the centre circle of the new surface giving a unique and eye-catching identify to the new facility.


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