Eskvale Hockey Club recently took delivery of a demonstration pitch to raise the profile of the sport locally by taking it into the community.
Club members recently attended a meeting at the Lasswade Centre to discuss the prospect of a second artificial pitch at Lasswade and the requirements of the local sporting community. Also present was artificial sports company Greenfields’ director Paul Milton, who spoke about the suitability of each surface in relationship to each sport.
A spokesman for Eskvale said: “After the meeting concluded club reps spoke with Paul about the hopes and aspirations of Eskvale, including player recruitment and raising our profile in the community. Part of this plan would be to take come-and-try-sessions to the public rather than just hoping they would approach us.
“A few days later it was arranged for an off-cut of artificial turf be delivered to Eskvale from Greenfield’s factory in Genemuiden, Netherlands.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for Eskvale Hockey Club to go out into Midlothian to recruit players and raise our profile.”
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