Hampshire Football Association have completed the new sporting facilities at Front Lawn Recreation Ground in Leigh Park, Havant, and Splash Display were pleased to provide some of the finishing touches.
The £1.5m project provides a state-of-the-art new third generation (3G) artificial grass pitch (AGP) and an extension and remodelling of the on-site changing pavilion, to create an improved community hub building. The pavilion now includes office facilities, a learning and teaching area and community space. This is in addition to four team changing rooms, two officials’ changing rooms, a clubroom and a kitchen.
Splash Display were engaged to fit exterior brand signage, internal wayfinding signage and frosted window etched logos in key locations. Their restaurant areas, "The Dugout" benefits from a colourful new sign panel to help boost trade in hot chocolates and Bovril as expected by football fans everywhere!
“Splash Display have been in partnership with Hampshire FA for a number of years now and we have always had faultless and exceptional service. Every aspect from planning, implementation through to execution has been on point and we are proud to be able to endorse them not only for the partnership that they have with us but for the service and quality products that exit their doors. I am a firm believer, working in the field of business, that marketing has the power to shape and change anything and everything; marketing has the power to shape perception, increase presence and exposure which eventually does lead to an exchange in business. Splash Display do not simply therefore provide us with a service, they are part of our overall marketing strategy because working in collaboration with them, we embed these very values into our strategy”.
- Isabella Pearson, Business Support Office for Hampshire FA
The new facility was opened by Councillor Elaine Shimbart, the Mayor of Havant, Havant MP Alan Mak and local Front Lawn Primary Academy pupil, Olivia Carter.
Neil Cassar, CEO at Hampshire FA, said:
“This new facility will go that extra mile to ensuring we can accommodate even more for our members, the very people that serve our beautiful game while being closer, more connected with these areas and our members within them.
“It isn’t simply a facility providing football – it is a facility for the whole community, where local people can partake in a variety of sports while finding out about the work that we do. It will be a community hub, where we can deliver a programme of courses including safeguarding, medical, refereeing, CPD and more.
“Together with our partners and stakeholders, this has been achievable and we look forward to a bright future ahead for our game in Hampshire.”
Havant MP Alan Mak helped to officially unveil Havant Borough Council’s new community sports hub in Leigh Park on Saturday (20 January). Its new facilities have been funded by a grant from the Government, via Sport England, through the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund.
The grant has enabled the Council to replace an existing grass pitch with a state-of-the-art new third generation (3G) artificial grass pitch (AGP). The new playing surface can be used all-year-round, even during the winter months, and joins the site’s other full-size grass pitch, junior-size pitch, grass training area and three tennis courts.
The funding has also supported the extension and remodelling of the on-site changing pavilion, to create an improved community hub building. The pavilion now includes office facilities, a learning and teaching area and community space. This is in addition to four team changing rooms, two officials’ changing rooms, a clubroom and a kitchen.