Crossing the Finish Line: Construction Blog #7

Ball at Centre spot

We got there!

It seems appropriate that the finish line for the track was pretty much the last part of the project to be completed. After months of construction, the field and track are now complete and have started to be used by the students at Heart Lake Secondary School, our Footy Sevens Soccer Leagues, our Footy For All Kids soccer programs and various rental groups.

The team from Tracktech International had flown in to paint the lanes and lines on the track. We had no idea how much went into that part of the job. It took three days and we’re definitely in good hands: it was the same team that lined the Bird’s Nest Olympic Stadium in Beijing!

We’ve been very lucky all round with all of the contractors and experts working on the field, and we are absolutely blown away by the quality of the field, the track, the lighting and the other parts of the field. The initial feedback from players, parents and kids has been fantastic and we are delighted to finally see soccer being played on the field.

What’s coming up on the field?

As we posted yesterday, we had our first Footy For All kids programming on there on Tuesday, and last night our first ever league games kicked off (see the photos below). Late registration is still available for both adults and kids and rental times are also available. And don’t forget our Kicking Cancer’s Butt Charity tournament that’s coming up on Saturday 23rd of September.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the planning, construction and completion of the project in any way, and we look forward to working together with Heart Lake Secondary School and the Peel District School Board at the field for many years to come.

View of the new turf field looking towards Heart Lake Secondary School

TURFS UP! Construction Blog #5

View of the new turf field looking towards Heart Lake Secondary School

Fieldturf Revolution 360 getting laid at Heart Lake Secondary School in Brampton

It’s an exciting couple of days for us as we are finally starting to see the turf laid on the new field. It’s getting closer and closer to completion and to the start of our adult leagues and kids programs. After months of the heavy construction of making sure the base underneath the turf is perfect, the giant rolls of turf are finally being rolled out and stitched together to form the field. We have an amazing crew of installers from Fieldturf here to lay the Revolution 360 turf and the care and attention that they put into getting the field just right is incredible.

There are large sections of the field already covered and within a couple of days all of the area inside the inner oval of the track will be turf.

All of the lines that run side to side across the field come already woven into the turf. In the photo below, you can see the centre line of the full size soccer field, flanked by the blue sidelines of 7v7 fields 2 and 3. When we are playing 7v7 with the field divided into 4, the removable divider net will run the length of the centre line, keeping the ball close at hand for all the 7v7 games.

What about the other field lines?

All of the lines which run in the other direction, like the sides of the penalty boxes and the centre circle etc. are cut into the turf after it is laid, so all of the lines are permanently part of the turf right from the start. After that the “infill” is added to the turf surface the sand and rubber mixture gives the turf the familiar feel that is ideal for the soccer, rugby, lacrosse and other sports that will be played there.

If you would like to get on the field, there are a number of way to do so:

Join one of our Footy Sevens 7v7 soccer leagues which begin in late August. We’ve got men’s women’s and coed soccer available from Sunday to Thursday. You can currently save up to $200 off of the cost of joining one of our leagues.

Brampton Adult Soccer Leagues

 

Play in the Kicking Cancer’s Butt Charity Tournament and raise money to fight cancer here in Brampton. We’re hosting our first charity soccer tournament at the field on Saturday, August 26th and all of the team fees will be donated directly to the William Osler Health Service Foundation’s oncology unit.

Charity Soccer Tournament in aid of the William Osler Health Service Foundation

Sign your kids up for Footy For All Kids programs. We’ve got fall soccer programs for kids age 4-9 at the new field beginning in the first week of September.

micro-tuesdays

Rent the field: If you are looking to rent the field, it is available to rent as either a full size soccer, lacrosse, rugby or other sport field or as smaller, individual 7v7 soccer fields.

Turf Centre

Fieldturf Revolution 360 getting laid at Heart Lake Secondary School in Brampton

 

 

 

Footy Sevens raises $15,000 for cancer charity in Ottawa

Saturday’s Kicking Cancer’s Butt 8 raised the highest ever amount in the 8-year history of the tournament with an incredible $15,110 going to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation. Despite the lack of sunshine and the intermittent rain, the 32 teams just kept giving, surpassing the $13,300 raised in 2013 and taking the total raised in the past […]

Congratulations to the players, referees and organisers at Ottawa Footy Sevens for raising over $15,000 for the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation at their annual 7v7 charity soccer tournament at the weekend. Great job everyone!

For details of upcoming 7v7 soccer leagues and tournaments at our new field in Brampton, head over to the Toronto Footy Sevens website.

 

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