Ghana’s market leaders in the construction and management of artificial football turf, Wembley Sports Construction Company Limited (WSCCL), together with the parent and teachers association of Ridge Church School in Accra on Friday 3rd May commissioned the latest artificial football Park for the school.

The artificial turf which was constructed by Wembley Sports Construction Limited (WSCCL) and estimated to cost over $90,000 including fencing, becomes the latest turf in Accra adding up to the numerous parks constructed by Wembley as the company envisage to have its turf in every school in Ghana.

Ridge Church School artificial turf

The Headmistress of the school, Mrs Afua Dake stated that previously the students were facing challenges with the old school field, which was natural grass. According to her, after student were done playing on the field, most of them could be seen with bruises on their skin and others too had their uniforms dirty due to the nature of the field.

She said due to this, most of the students were compelled to quit partaking in sporting activities in the school and this had affected the school’s performance in sports.

Mrs Dake indicated that with the construction of this artificial turf, she was convinced that such challenges were going to be avoided due to the bouncy and dust free nature of the field.

Ridge Church School artificial turf

Image: Mrs Afua Dake kicks a ball on the new pitch. 

“We couldn’t have hoped for anything better than this, our students can now enjoy their games, participate in tournaments, which we believe helps students in an all-round education. I am proud to be here today,” she added.

Addressing the media, General Manager of WSCCL, Nana Yaw Antwi stated that the turf, as compared to the natural grass was best for sporting activities, adding that it was safe and the student wouldn’t end up getting wounds when they fell during play time.

He told all gathered that his outfit picks their supply from the Fifa Proffered producers of grass and this particular grass is the latest on the market as it comes with a warranty of over 10 years.

He further called for more schools to partner with them and procure the new initiative, indicating that it would enhance their student’s activeness in sports and avoid several challenges associated with field activities.

“The Era of leaving our children to play in unhealthy and unsafe environments is long gone and it’s about time every parent and school supported their management to build such state of the art facility for their wards. ,” Nana Antwi explained.

Ridge Church School artificial turf

Image: Some students have a feel of new pitch after commissioning. 

WSCCL constructed its first synthetic grass in 2014 for the people of Kotobabi and its environs. Not long ago, WSCCL won a contract with the government of Ghana to construct same for Walewale Zongo in the Northern region, Kyebi Zongo in the Eastern region and Madina Zongo in Greater Accra.

In December 2018, His Excellency commissioned one of Wembley’s finest project “ Lord’s Wembley Plus” at Shukura in the Ablekuma Municipality in Accra.

It has also launched “ One Constituency, One Artificial Football Park” and believes Ghanaians can enjoy football on a decent pitch.