Thursday, July 7, 2022

Surbiton reveal plans to become ‘world-class hockey facility’

Surbiton, the leading club side in England, has revealed its ‘Masterplan 2024’ project which will bring an “international level sporting facility in the heart of the community”.

The club is set to transform its Sugden Road headquarters with work beginning in early 2022 – a two year-project to be finished in 2024 and which will coincide with Surbiton’s 150th Anniversary.

“Over the past year a great deal of work has been going on behind the scenes to bring us a step closer to realising our ambitions,” the club said in a statement.

“Careful management of the club finances during the pandemic as well as securing some grant funding, means that we are now able to begin work on this project.”

The project will see new seating behind the goal on Surbiton’s main pitch, as well as a training pitch added and refurbishment of its current clubhouse.

Surbiton said that it needs to raise £600,000 to fund the project and is looking at several grant applications to turn the club into a “world-class facility”.

Last month, Japanese sports brand Mizuno announced a long-term partnership with the club to become its official kit supplier.

In an eye-opening deal, it is Mizuno’s first venture into professional hockey.

Surbiton board member Fred Moore said: “We are thrilled to be Mizuno’s chosen partner in this exciting new venture.

“Our shared ambition to see the game flourish at all levels is at the heart of the agreement and we look forward to years of joint success”.

Surbiton men will be in action at home on the opening day of the new season against Holcombe, with the women’s side travelling to Clifton Robinsons.

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1 COMMENT

  1. The so called “world class hockey facility” seems to have no stands for spectators on the sidelines. What is the point of stands behind the goal?

    It seems clubs in Europe have no ambition. They are satisfied with their “hand to mouth” existence.

    If we have no ambition to grow the sport then by what right do we demand that it keep it’s place in the Olympics. Much more spectator friendly sports like cricket, futsal and even our cousins floorball, are desperate to gain entry into the Olympics.

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