Edwards Sports have supplied and installed three ball stop / barrier systems at Arsenal FC’s training ground ready for the 2013 / 14 season.

These bespoke systems were specially designed to meet the requirements set by Arsenal FC’s groundsman Steve Braddock.

These requirements were:

  • To supply and install a post & net system that can be erected and demounted frequently
  • To divide big pitches up into smaller pitches for training
  • To stop players / staff entering certain parts of the training ground
  • To stop stray footballs going from one pitch to another

Two systems were supplied and installed on the youth and reserve team pitches. A third system was then later installed for the first team pitch after Arsene Wenger asked for a similar system.

The three systems comprised of:

  • Steel ball stop posts powder coated green to take tensioned wires
  • Steel ball stop posts c/w wooden spring loaded doors to gain access to the pitches
  • Permanent ground sockets to accept steel posts
  • Lightweight aluminium ball stop posts powder coated green to support wire
  • Removable ground screw sockets to accept aluminium posts
  • Green extra heavy duty ball stop netting c/w wire enclosed in PVC banding
  • Ratchets to tension wire to ball stop posts

We would like to thank Arsenal FC for the order and their co-operation in letting Edwards Sports promote the job.