Grounds & Facilities
Schedule of training grounds
Background and history
They say the Phoenix arose from ashes. Cashmere Technical in a past life did indeed emerge from ashes after the Christchurch Technical clubrooms were consumed by fire on the CPIT Sullivan Avenue campus.
However, it was the earthquakes of 2010/11 and the damage incurred to structures and playing fields that have been the catalyst for the exciting new developments now being undertaken by Cashmere Technical FC.
The home of Cashmere Technical is undergoing a transformation.
The playing fields were severely damaged in the Canterbury earthquakes, affecting the surface, drainage, and lighting. The sports pavilion was damaged beyond repair.
In partnership with The Woolston Club, who are investing significant funds, and with the very generous support of Christchurch City Council, Ministry of Internal Affairs, New Zealand Community Trust and Canterbury Community Trust, we have undertaken a major works programme:
1. The playing surfaces are being extended to form 2 full size sand-based pitches and a training area.
2. The playing fields have been fully drained with novaflow and sand slitting.
3 .An automated sprinkler system has been installed.
4. New lighting towers are to be erected with improved output to allow for winter training
5. A sports pavilion is being erected using modern materials and engineering techniques, providing superior facilities for player preparation and post-match recovery.
Once completed, the new facilities first use will be as a training facility for international teams participating in the FIFA under 20 World Cup in mid 2015.
Thereafter the superior facilities will be available for winter and summer sports activities for many years to come.
Whittington Avenue (formerly known as Ensors Rd) was for many years a top class playing surface. However, the playing surfaces suffered serious damage in the Canterbury earthquakes and drainage has become very poor. The ground has been unusable.
With support from CPIT and Lion Foundation, the Club has begun work on redeveloping this facility, rendering it suitable for senior grade games and winter training:
1.Turning the remaining pitch 90 degrees
2.Installing novaflow and sand-slit drainage
3.Moving existing floodlighting
4.Locating a prefabricated building to be renovated to serve as showers and changing rooms
Changing facilities have been improved at Somerfield Park.
In partnership with Southern Districts Cricket Club we will be repairing or replacing the sports pavilion at Beckenham Park that was damaged in the Canterbury earthquakes.
A tentative medium term plan is to install floodlighting to enable this park to be used as a training facility.
The Canterbury Community Trust
Canterbury Earthquake Appeal Trust