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Dragons Rugby Partner with South Wales Sports Grounds

13/10/2021

Dragons Rugby in Partnership with South Wales Sports Grounds unveil the new SIS stitched Hybrid surface at Rodney Parade.

The new SIS pitch at Rodney Parade will transform the playing surface and enhance the reputation at Rodney Parade, Dragons Managing Director, Mark Jones, said yesterday.

“We’ve been delighted to work so closely with South Wales Sports Grounds during the successful installation of a new state-of-the-art hybrid pitch at Rodney Parade.

“A significant amount of work and investment was undertaken during the summer months, with critical timelines that had to be met.

“During every step of the process - from removing the old surface to the integration of a modern and effective drainage system and the laser-guided installation - the team at SWSG have been fantastic, as they have worked alongside our groundstaff.

“The experience and professionalism of SWSG has ensured we now have a world class surface for Dragons, Newport County and our other stakeholders to enjoy and benefit from in the long-term.”

Sean McDermott, Managing Director at SWPG, commented: ‘The Dragons sought a solution to their historical pitch problems and embarked upon research to select a 21st Century playing surface suitable for elite level sport. This led to the employment of SWSG (South Wales Sports Grounds Contractors Limited) supplying a SIS stitched Hybrid surface.

"The same surface as used for World Cup competitions for both football and rugby. The fact that a leading local based company was able to provide this surface allowed for an easy decision. The team from SWSG were hired as part of the design process and provided a 1st class service right through the build.

Their proactive nature, prompt responses, expert advice and attention to detail demonstrated that the Dragons have selected the right partner."

About SWSG..

South Wales Sports Grounds limited operate throughout South Wales as well as into Gloucestershire. We undertake contracts for a range of clients from local authorities, major contracting groups, universities and colleges through to individual sports clubs and private clients. The company was established in 1964 and has continued to cultivate a reputation as one of the leading sports surface contractors in the region.

We offer a professional service to consultants and clients alike either in the implementation of schemes already designed or as a one stop complete design build package using our own in-house design team.

We employ the latest technology in developing and constructing natural turf pitches, artificial turf pitches, and a variety of playing surfaces for multi games use. In addition we undertake ancillary work such as fencing, floodlighting, drainage, retaining walls, car parks and footpaths. We pride ourselves in being able to offer on going maintenance of facilities following completion either natural or artificial. Many of our clients continue to use us to keep their playing surfaces in peak condition.

The owners and directors of the company are actively involved in the day-to-day running, from planning right through to finished construction. This combines with a well-maintained fleet of owned and operated plant and equipment teamed with a highly skilled and versatile workforce to provide a high level of customer satisfaction.Our commitment to quality makes us the perfect choice for sports and leisure facilities in the region.

Natural Grass Pitches, Sandfilled Synthetic, Third Generation, Mugas, Tennis Courts, Cricket Squares, Artificial Wickets, Sandslitting & Sandbanding, Bowling Greens, Play Areas, Hardlandscaping, Fencing, Athletics, Skate Parks, Fitness Trails, Design & Build.

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