Huck Play has recently supplied a range of their playground equipment to the new Mount Joy Special School in Beaminster, Dorset . The school, previously based in Bridport for 25 years, caters for children and young people with severe physical and learning disabilities, between the ages of 2½ and 19 years..
The new school built for 48 pupils provides state-of-the-art learning facilities for all pupils. It is nearly four times bigger than the old building in Bridport and includes a sensory studio, media studio, sensory hydrotherapy pool, soft play room and an outdoor play area which is almost 10 times the size of the former playground.
Huck Play manufactures and supplies an innovative range of rope play equipment suitable for all ages and abilities, and was delighted to be selected to supply the play equipment to the new Mountjoy School. The equipment included:
Birds Nest Swing - Douglas Fir Frame
Swing Bed Easy Swing
Little Eagles Nest Prairie
Goalie Slam Goal
For more information on Huck's range of play equipment and their supporting design and installation services contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01305 425100 or visit www.huckplay.co.uk
David John Victor Courtney - Mr Cricket
13th May 1943 - 25th September 2012
"Dave's association with the cricket industry spanned many years. He started with his own sports shop and later 3D Cricket. This was a very successful mail order company marketing the products through its own catalogue which he designed andwas rightly very proud of. After many successful years running 3D Cricket he sold up and later joined Huck Nets (UK) Ltd as our Sports and Cricket Facility Specialist. Over the last 10 years Dave has brought his own brand of marketing professionalism and enthusiasm to the company that will be sorely missed. I do not believe the industry will ever see a "Mr Cricket" with so much knowledge and enthusiasm as Dave Courtney" Richard Connolly, Managing Director
Huck Nets Recognised for Outstanding Design at IOG Saltex 2012
Our stand at this year's IOG Saltex, designed by Tony Lucas, our Play Design Manager, received much interest from visitors and was given the award for 'Outstanding Design and Layout' by the exhibition organisers. On the stand 17.5m x 12m, Tony managed to successfully showcase not only our range of play and sports products but also our capabilities of manufacture, design, supply and installation. A play area was built on a flooring of bark and artificial grass by our Installation team and consisted of our popular Bird's Nest Tree standing 6m high with its new canopy, Bird's Nest Swing, circular trampoline, cricket cage, golf practice net and a football goal.
"This year's IOG Saltex was another good one for us" Said Jon Legg-Bagg, our Sales Director, "We took the opportunity to exhibit both our play and sports equipment this year. Both attracted a lot of interest and product enquiries. It was great to see so many visitors and children playing on the equipment, practising their sporting skills and most of all enjoying themselves.. just what manufacturing, designing, supplying an installing play and sports solutions is all about!"
Huck Nets at Euro 2012
We are very pleased to announce that the Huck knotless box style goal netting is being used throughout Euro 2012
The model used is code 1073 - 4mm high tenacity polypropolene £137+VAT per pair.
Visit www.huckfootball.co.uk to purchase
Winner of Huck Nets Cricket Catalogue Competition
Winner of Wisden 2012
Mr A Banks, Springhill Cricket Club
Winner of a year's subscription to the Cricketer Magazine
Dr J Slipszenko, King Adams Cricket Club
Launch of Huck Brandenburg Professional Bird Control Products & Flying Insects Systems Catalogue
Huck Brandenburg is a strategic partnership between Huck Nets (UK), manufacturers and suppliers of net products, and Brandenburg Direct, distributors of flying insect control systems. Together, by combining our products, skills, knowledge and industry expertise we are set to become the World's leading manufacturer and supplier of bird proofing equipment and insect light traps.
We strongly believe that the shared vision of Huck Nets UK and Brandenburg Direct for high quality and no compromise service levels is set to radically change the industry.
In the new catalogue (available now) we have brought together all the solutions required to put together an effective bird or insect control strategy. For a copy of our new brochure please call 01308 425100 or email email@example.com
Our dedicated team is also on hand to provide any additional information required. To discuss a specific bird control problem call 01308 425100 or if it is a flying insect problem call 01384 472900.
2012 Cricket Catalogue Available
We are pleased to announce the arrival of our new cricket catalogue for 2012 bursting with everything required [and more] to get the cricket season off to a great start. Alongside manufacturing our own unique high quality polypropylene cricket netting, we offer a complete portfolio of ground and club equipment necessary for cricket club of all levels, from local teams to Counties, for both practice and match days. The catalogue provides details of our entire portfolio of cricket products, which can also be browsed and purchased for our e-shop online at www.huckcricket.co.uk.
Rob Walters, Huck Nets Sports Manager, said: "We aim to be the first choice supplier for all cricket netting and ground equipment and have put together a comprehensive range. As manufactures of netting we can also supply net products to any size, so if you find that the stocked item is not right for you please do contact me. I am also keen to hear if we are not stocking items that are needed."
As well as manufacturing and supplying nets, we will also install both indoor and outdoor netting. Our specialist installation technicians will survey, design, cost and manage the complete cricket and protection netting project for you.
For a copy of the catalogue or help with installation please call 01308 4235100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The catalogue can also be viewed on this website.
Huck Nets Play Equipment is revitalising playgrounds around the UK and Overseas!
The Dorset net manufacturer, Huck Nets [UK] based in Bridport, is fast becoming a leading UK manufacturer, supplier, designer and installer of children's playground and play areas. Although the firm's rope and netting have been used in playgrounds for many years it was the introduction of a specialist range of innovative rope and netting play equipment by the sister company in Germany in 2005 that has put Huck Nets up amongst the best play equipment suppliers in the UK.
Huck Nets now has a dedicated Play Division offering complete service solutions for the design, manufacture, supply and installation of exciting new play areas and play equipment. The inhouse design team works closely with both existing and potential clients to ensure that their ideas are brought to life, endeavouring to reach the highest possible standards. Using the latest in design technology, the Huck Play team can produce 2D plans and presentations, 3D visuals and animations, allowing you to walk through your new play area before it is even built! Once you are happy with the design it is time to build. All Huck play equipment is handmade, ensuring the highest quality throughout.
To help in the final stages of bringing the design to life, Huck Play has their very own fully trained in-house team of installers which enables Huck to truly take an idea from conception to completion without the need for sub-contractors.
The Huck Play Division has recently completed a number of high-profile contracts and has now set its sights on adding more. Recent projects include:
- West Bay, Bridport
- Locks Ride, Winkfield, Bracknell
- Bishops Nympton, Devon
- Bourne Valley, Poole
- Alameda Gardens, Gibralter
For more details or to find out how Huck Play can help you bring your playground ideas to reality call 01308 425100 or email email@example.com
Goal Nets in Team Colours - A Real Hit for Huck Nets
Football Clubs of all sizes across the UK have started the new Football Season with goal nets manufactured and supplied by Huck Nets of Bridport, Dorset. Their popular knotless goal nets are offered not only in traditional white but also in two colour netting. These unique multi-colour nets are available in stripes and in a hexagonal check pattern to match most team colours. Here are the names of just a few in the professional football leagues using goal nets from Huck Nets this season:
Aston Villa FC, Birminham City FC, Blackburn FC, Brentford FC, Chelsea FC, Exeter City FC, Leeds United FC, Newcastle United FC, Notts County FC, Nottingham Forest FC, Portsmouth FC, Sheffield United FC, Sheffield Wednesday FC, Sunderland FC, Stoke City FC, Wigan Athletic FC, West Ham FC, Yeovil Town FC
Alongside selling their unique knotless netting, the Huck Football Division supply a range of superior goal posts as well as a large selection of training and ground equipment. The 52 page Huck Football 2011/12 catalogue is available now, it can be requested or downloaded on line at www.huckfootball.co.uk or by calling 01308 425100. All products can be purchased on-line too at www.huckfootball.co.uk
Huck Nets brings the beach to Bracknell
Huck Play, the play division of Huck Nets [UK] has recently designed, manufactured, supplied and installed a magnificent new destination playground at Locks Ride Recreation Ground near Bracknell. Located in a remote but beautiful spot on the outskirts of Bracknell in the Parish of Winkfield, the playing field has been transformed from being a mainly male dominated site with its two football pitches and cricket ground, to a facility the whole family can enjoy.
The new playground was championed by Winkfield Parish Council who managed, with the help from Bracknell Forest Council, to secure £150K funding under the Government's PlayBuilder Scheme. Being a remote site it was decided to build a destination park rather than a drop in playground. Following consultation with residents and schools in the area, the idea of a Mediterranean themed play area that would be fun and bring 'a day at the beach' to Bracknell was born.
After going through the strict tender process the contract was finally awarded to Huck Play, one of 14 UK play equipment suppliers to submit a tender. Huck Play's scheme was considered to be the most innovative and the best interpretation of the brief. "Being manufactured mostly of rope and timber, Huck's play equipment range not only fitted perfectly with the theme but also blended naturally into the beautiful scenery and surroundings at Locks Ride." said Councillor David Parkin who led the project.
The new playground at Locks Ride covers approximately 730 square metres. It consists of an inclusive play area, a gym area and a barbecue area, all built around a splash-park. It has been designed by Huck's Playground Design Manager, Tony Lucas, who said: "This has been a very enjoyable project to work on. I have worked very closely with the Working Party throughout to ensure that their ideas were incorporated into the scheme. It has been very rewarding seeing the concept grow from paper to reality. Our equipment and the multiple colour choices were ideally suited to the Mediterranean theme chosen. To give the site its beach feel I was able to place a varied selection of equipment in a large beach area, including swings, slides, climbing frames, water features and even a rope bridge to link natural mounds. I was also able to utilise our hemp sun sails in the barbecue area as well as our hammocks."
The Huck equipment used included: rope bridge, cantilever swings, multi-base swing frame, bespoke climbing frames, trampoline, hammocks, twin cable ways, water and sand tables, spider web, outdoor gym equipment.
As well as designing, supplying and installing all the play equipment, Huck have put down the decking, provided picnic tables and four barbecues, available to hire from the Parish Council, and also undertaken all of the landscaping. This included the planting of a number of amazing trees and shubs including palms, a 100 year old olive tree and a Ginkgo [the oldest known species of tree in the world] to complete the 'Mediterranean Seaside' theme.
At the official opening, attended by over 2000 people, Councillor David Parkin, thanked Huck and the team for helping them so successfully achieve their objectives and said; "We now have a facility that we can all be proud of... and which is already attracting whole families to the recreation ground."
Civil Guests to Bridport enjoy visit to Huck Nets
Huck Nets UK Ltd recently opened their doors to show the Bridport Town Mayor, Cllr Geoffrey Ackerman, and his Civic Guests across Dorset and South Somerset, how Bridport's heritage of rope and nets has moved into the 21st Century.
The Managing Director of Huck Nets, Richard Connolly, welcomed the visitors then described how the net industry in Bridport had developed since traditional rope was made using flax and hemp, and explained why the net industry is still prospering in the town. He introduced the audience to knotless netting which is manufactured by Huck Nets and is growing in popularity as it is stronger and easier to handle than the traditional knotted netting. The guests then went on a tour of the site to watch Huck Nets employees demonstrating a wide variety of netting manufactured at Huck for today's needs.
Said Linda Bullock, who organised the event on behalf of the Bridport District Council: "While Bridport has traditionally supported the armed services - having been commanded to make ropes by night and day for King John's Navy in 1253, and more recently supplying cargo restraints and nets for Chinook helicopters - the visit to Huck enabled guests to see how the industry has evolved. The adaptation of traditional netting techniques and use of synthetic twine has enabled Huck to gain contracts with car manufacturers, many sports organisations including major football clubs, and also contracts with the building industry for safety netting, for pest control and other industrial uses".
The Civic Guest were particularly interested to see examples of Huck's purpose built play equipment and to hear of Huck's involvement with the new Play Area at West Bay. Huck had worked with young people of Bridport and various Agencies including the Town Council to bring their vision to fruition in a new nautical themed Play Area that throughtfully links the area with Bridport's rope and net heritage. After their visit to Huck Nets the Civic Guest proceeded to West Bay to see the Play Area.
@Futsal open more sites with help from Huck Nets
@Futsal Ltd have now opened three @Futsal 5-aside indoor football arenas – Swindon, Cardiff and Birmingham. Birmingham is the most recently opened and is the largest Futsal indoor arena in Europe with 9 indoor pitches and an additional small one for warm-up/practice. @Futsal plan to open two more this year, the first of these being in Manchester.
Futsal is the only form of indoor 5-a- side football officially recognised by FIFA . The game is played between two teams of five players, with each squad comprising of up to 12 players. Substitutes can be made on a ‘rolling’ basis, and as in normal 11 a-side football, playing arena boundaries are marked with lines and not walls or boards. The ball can be kicked above head height with goals being a similar size to hockey goals. Corners can be taken and throw-ins are replaced by kick-ins from touch lines, both of which must be taken within four seconds. The ball is a regulation size 4 ball but with a reduced bounce, encouraging good control and technique.
The @Futsal arenas provides families and players of all ages, levels and genders with state-of-the art playing facilities. The management at each arena runs adult and youth @Futsal [5-a-side] leagues every night of the week, a national education scholarship programme for 16-19 year olds and exciting competitions and tournaments. Each of the Arenas is providing facilities for circa 1000 football players each week!!
Huck Nets manufacture, supply and install the specialist indoor netting systems for @Futsal, this includes not only the provision of floor to ceiling netting but the tracking, the tension wire system, etc.
Said Lee Baker,National Infrastructure Manager, @Futsal
“ When embarking on an ambitious project such as this it is important to find suppliers who are experts in their fields and who can be trusted to deliver what is needed – when needed. Huck Nets are responsible for kitting out our arenas with the specialist indoor netting, a crucial part of each Arena as it is netting that divides the pitches and also protects the spectators… Huck also provide us with football goal nets. The advice, support and service given by Huck Nets is excellent..in fact I cannot remember having one problem with their installation at Birmingham.. !
Huck Nets UK and Brandenburg Direct Ltd announce Strategic Partnership
Huck Nets UK, manufacturers and suppliers of net products, and Brandenburg Direct, distributors of flying insect control systems, are pleased to announce that they have formed a strategic partnership. Together, by combining their products, skills, knowledge and industry expertise they aim to become the UK’s leading manufacturer and supplier of Bird Proofing and Pest Control Solutions.
Richard Connolly, Managing Director of Huck Nets, UK commented, ”While Huck Nets core business is the manufacturing and supply of quality net products we have recognised for some time that our customers of bird netting are looking for a supplier who can manage their total bird proofing and pest control requirement. The partnership with Brandenburg Direct will bring added value and convenience to our existing customers and enable us to jointly grow our businesses substantially”.
Richard Coates, Managing Director of Brandenburg Direct added: “The strategic partnership between Huck Nets UK and Brandenburg Direct brings huge opportunities for all concerned. With Huck Nets undoubted product quality and technical expertise, and our industry knowledge and long standing relationships the market can expect some outstanding benefits”.
The shared vision of Huck Nets and Brandenburg Direct for high quality and no compromise service levels is set to radically change the pest control industry forever!
Huck Play equipment brings new life to derelict play area
Huck Play has recently designed, equipped and installed a new playground into a derelict play area in the beautiful village of Portesham, located close to the World Heritage Jurassic Coast in West Dorset. The project was the culmination of years of hard fundraising by Portesham's Playground Action Group. The village raised £3000 from local fundraising and donations, and eventually secured funds from "Community Spaces"[Groundwork UK and the Lottery Fund], Dorset County Council and West District Council.
The brief given to Tony Lucas, Huck's Playground Design Manager, was to create a play area that would meet the needs of children from the ages of 3 to 11 years. It had to be suitable for toddlers to use with supervision, cater for heavy use by under 11s and provide social space for older children. His design also had to take into account the preferences expressed by local children during the public consultation. They wanted their play area to include swings, multi-play equipment with slides and net climbers, roundabouts and seats; they also wanted it to be in bold bright colours. Huck's play equipment easily fulfilled these critera.
The Huck Play equipment used included:
Long Douglas Fir Swing Frame with Birds Nest and Toddler Seat; Junior Flat Seat Rope Net Tower with Slide; DDA Roundabout; Stepping Pods and Balance Beam
Installation was undertaken by Huck's installation team and took just over three weeksto complete. The playground was officially opened at the end of September 2010, and as was observed on the day 'The larger boys present were up the rigging in the centre of the playground and claiming victory as they reached the top of the mast within seconds of the gate being opened!!'.
An exciting new play area comes to West Dorset
An innovative new play area has recently opened in West Bay, Bridport, Dorset. It was the brainchild of a group of young teenagers in the area who, as members of a Summer Mentoring Project, had identified the need for a play area in the Town that they could use and feel they belonged in. The initiative was supported by the Bridport Youth Centre and the Bridport Town Council, who together worked tirelessly to obtain the funding to make the Play Area a reality. They engaged Huck Play, the play division of Huck Nets UK based in the town, to work with them to design a play area that would complement the landscape and would, most importantly, meet the teenager's requirements. Huck Play, manufacture, design, supply and install rope and net play equipment. Being manufactured mostly of rope and timber their play equipment is ideally suited to outdoor natural play environments. The end result is a unique play area that reflects its setting on the Jurassic Coast and the areas history of rope making. The purpose built design is based on a "ship" wrecked on the rocks and broken into three pieces, with robust climbing structures and swings. In the words of one 14 year old involved with the project: "It is a play area for everyone from 0-99"!!
Said Huck's Playground Design Manager, Tony Lucas: "This was a very exciting project for us to be involved with and work on. Not only has it given us the opportunity to show case our dynamic product range , and our creative design capability.. . it is also tremendous to be supporting the young people of our community and to have the opportunity of working with them to realise their aspirations. We are extremely proud of what we have achieved together!!"
Huck join The Sports and Fitness Equipment Association [SAFEA]
We are thrilled to announce that we have teamed up with The Sports and Fitness Equipment Association [SAFEA]. SAFEA is the lead trade body representing Sports Hall and Equipment suppliers and manufacturers in the UK, and operates under the umbrella of the Federation of Sports and Play Associations [FSPA]. In doing so, we join a group of reputable companies in the Sports sector that work together to provided a unified voice on sports equipment purchase to organisations such as the afPE, Sport England and the Youth Sports Trust. All the members adhere to the SAFEA Code of Practice, designed to deliver best value to clients and minimise all risks to the user, clients and SAFEA Members.
Speaking about the decision to join SAFEA, Huck Nets Sales Director, Jon Legg-Bagg said, "SAFEA is the leading trade association for sports and fitness equipment. Being part of such an established industry body allows us to benefit from their influence and useful links. All their members, like we here at Huck, offer the highest quality products and services. We are looking forward to adding to the prestige of the Association by sharing our quality products and extensive experience with other members."
The SAFEA Manager, Kate Costin commented. "In a period of increased Government investment in school sport, sporting infrastructure and facilities, being part of an Association which has developed strong links with these key organisations is becoming an invaluable business tool to sports equipment suppliers. We welcome the application to membership of reputable companies that want to commit to the SAFEA Code of Practice and that have a strong commitment to high product standards. We are therefore delighted to have Huck Nets as part of the association as this will only strengthen the voice that the asociation has within the industry".
Approved Safety Net Installer Scheme Launched
We are pleased to announce the launch of an Approved Safety Net Installer Scheme. Membership comes free when you buy new safety nets from us. Registration to the scheme will provide you with a vast range of benefits, including:
Free annual testing of nets purchased to EN1263-1 standard throughout the life of the net
- Free repair and net maintenance training
- 50% off the cost of repairing nets
- Nets manufactured, at no extra cost, to your exact size
- All nets purchased will have 1 year guarantee for fair wear and tear. Nets will be replaced unless damaged by misuse
- Confidence and 'peace of mind' that you are using the best product backed up with first class services
We have an unrivalled reputation for quality and reliability. Our safety nets are manufactured and tested to conform to safety standard EN-1263-1. The Approved Safety Net Installer Certification shows that the installer is totally committed to safety and that we are committed to them in every respect.
"It is not just about manufacturing and supplying safety nets but making sure that every net we supply is tested to the highest standards, installed correctly and looked after properly", said Richard Connolly, Managing Director, "Our Approved Safety Net Installer scheme is designed to provide the purchasers of our safety nets with preferential access to all the solutions and services that we offer, and by doing so provides recognisable benefits to both the installer and the end user. Safety is our priority and we are proud to be associated with saving lives".
For more information contact Dave Collins on 01308 425100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Expansion of Play Division
We are pleased to announce the expansion of our Play Division with the appointment of Tony Lucas as Playground Design Manager. In this new role Tony will be responsible for all the playground services offered by Huck from concept through to installation. Prior to joining us, Tony spent over 4 years with the Swedish playground equipment manufacturer, Hags, joining them initially as a technical designer before being promoted to senior designer. He is a graduate of De Montfort University, Leicester where he studied for a degree in Product Design.
Said Richard Connolly, Managing Director: "Since setting up the Play Division in 2005 we have seen considerable growth. The demand and success of our play equipment has been bigger and faster than we could have imagined. Because of this, we have now decided to bring the design capability in-house so that we can work even closer with our clients to bring their playground ideas to life in an effective and creative way. We are confident that the skills and experience that Tony brings to us will not only improve the level of service we offer but will also help us to fulfil our ambition to become the UK's No 1 provider of natural play equipment."
Tony is looking forward to having the opportunity to help grow our play business. "It is great to be in a company where you feel you can truly contribute and make a difference. The product range is dynamic and offers tremendous flexibility, creativity and freedom to playground design. I am thrilled to be actively involved in bringing Huck's play equipment to life in playground schemes for customers".
Bronze Award at IOG Saltex
Our Huck Play Division won the bronze award for the outstanding design and layout of their display stand at this year's IOG Saltex Exhibition, held at Windsor Racecourse on 8th - 10th September.
The award recognises the impressive promotion of our innovative rope play equipment. The stand attracted a large number of visitors at the Show which had seen the participation of around 450 exhibitors and received over 13000 visitors. It proved to be a very successful venture for us as we secured over £50K's worth of orders which included the purchase of the Bird Nest Tree that was promoted on the stand.
Huck Nets & Shears Bros Present the New Huck Truck
The majority of Huck Nets large sports equipment and their play equipment are delivered by the transport company, Shears Bros of Bournemouth.
Each Monday, Ken Hussey, Huck's Transport Manager, meets with the dedicated driver of Shears and plans the route for the week. Although this is usually drops in the UK it also includes collecting play equipment from Huck Seiltechnik in Germany for delivery to clients in the UK.
Photo shows Jon Legg-Bagg, Huck Nets Sales Director, and Ian Shears of Shears Bros with the newly furbished Huck Truck.
Kick Start 2009 with a Kickster Portable football goal
We have added the new Kickster range of portable goals from Quick Play Sport to our existing range of football nets, posts, training and ground equipment.
The Kickster comes in two sizes, the PRO 2000 and PRO 3600, and claims to be the world's most portable goal. It weighs very little and can be set up anywhere in minutes making it ideal for practice, training or recreation.
Said Rob Walters, Huck's Sports Manager, "We are always on the look out for innovative, top quality and good value football equipment to add to our renowned range of football nets and related products catalogue. The Kickster portable goals fits the bill well and, with a starting price of £30 +VAT for the Pro 2000, it is affordable for all football-mad families! Currently when purchased from our online shop www.hucknetting.co.uk we are giving a further 10% discount."
Winner of a Pair of iGOALS from Huck Nets
We are pleased to announce that Bolton Lads & Girls Club www.blgc.co.uk are the winners of our competition to win a set of the revolutionary iGOAL inflatable football goalposts.
The iGOAL combines portability with safety. It is designed for any surface, inflates in minutes and is suitable for football training or recreation for all ages. It is provided with a 12 month guarantee, a two-way pump, a pre-attached net and a carry bag which fits into an average size car.
We supply a choice of five sizes of iGOAL - Youth [21ft. x 7ft], Intermediate [16ft x 7ft], Junior [12ft x 6ft), Home [8ft x 5ft] and Mini [6ft x 4ft].
Huck Nets Sponsors Non-League Player of the Year Award 2007/8
Aldershot Town goalkeeper Nikki Bull was voted the Huck Nets Non-League Player of the Year by readers of the Non-League Paper. Nikki  has been with Aldershot for 6 years. He has played a total of 277 games and this season he kept 14 clean sheets. Nikki was presented with the award by Setanta Television's Rebecca Lowe at the end of season National Game Awards at the Emirates Stadium. It was a double celebration for Aldershot, as they have also been promoted to Coca Cola League 2.
Huck Nets has a dedicated sports division providing netting and equipment for football, cricket, tennis and other sports. Football clubs of all levels are supplied, as Sales Director Jon Legg-Bagg explains: 'We are obviously delighted to be connected with League Clubs, but our non-league market is also very important to us. In fact, 80% of our football net supply is to non-league clubs'.
Huck saw sponsorship of the award as an opportunity to demonstrate this importance, as Jon Legg-Bagg concludes: 'We are very pleased to be sponsoring a non-league football award, Huck Nets is a company very much committed to the grass roots of the game'.
Huck Nets will be at the Grass Roots Football LIVE Show at the
NEC Birmingham 30 May - 1 June 2008
Players, coaches, officials and administrators of all levels can attend the three-day exhibition and conference which will cover all aspects of football. Attendees can watch and interact with some of the game’s top players and coaches. Show features include skills demonstration from professionals, coaching secrets from experts, an academy and ‘skills zone’ to learn and test football techniques, and specialist conferences on particular football topics.
Top names expected to attend include, amongst others, Harry Redknapp, Graham Taylor, Dario Gradi and Steve Heighway.
Football’s largest exhibition will contain major football brands with the very latest equipment for the 2008/2009 season. Huck will be present on all three days on exhibition stand 670 – please drop in to see us!
Devon Malcolm approves Huck Nets!
"My association with Huck Nets began when we selected the company’s high quality knotless netting to use in my Mobile Tunnel Cage and Concertina Net systems. For all cricketers, no matter what age or standard, nets are essential for practice and improvement. I know I could not have taken 128 Test Match wickets without hours and hours of hard work in the nets.
However, not all clubs or schools have the room for fixed nets. My Mobile Tunnel Cage and Concertina Net systems have been designed to make practice more accessible. The Mobile Tunnel Cage can be wheeled to different practice locations depending on weather conditions. The Concertina Net system is a space-saver that allows children to play cricket safely in a shared environment such as a school playground. Both Huck and I hope its use will allow kids to take up cricket where previously there was no space to play.
I am sure that my partnership with Huck Nets will be a long and happy one. Not only does Huck provide the netting for my systems, the Company actively market and supply them. Both Huck and I would be immensely proud if one day soon we produced an England Test player who started his or her cricket in a Devon Malcolm Concertina Net System."
Huck Nets supply Soccer Buddy™ to make training fun!
Huck Nets (UK) Limited has added the unique Soccer Buddy™ mannequin to the company’s football training aids portfolio.
The lifelike Huck Soccer Buddy™ is designed to help children enjoy their football as well as improving skills. By placing Soccer Buddy™ mannequins in different positions, children can practice dribbling, shooting, heading, free-kicks and other skills such as timing and ‘space awareness’. Using different combinations, the Huck Soccer Buddy™ training system is suitable for any number of children, from a single player up to 20+
Made from rotational moulded plastics and foam PVC, the Huck Soccer Buddy™ is robust and durable but safe (tested to BS EN 71 Parts 1 and 2). It can be used on any surface and is easy to carry and assemble. The base is simply filled with water or sand as ballast and Soccer Buddy™ is slotted in and secured by two screw handles.
Huck also supplies the Speed Buddy™ variant which incorporates an integrated SPEED TRAC X™, a digital device that records the speed of shots and free-kicks. This feature adds an extra dimension of enjoyment for children, whilst encouraging improvement. There are five different models of both variants ranging in height from 3.5ft. to 5.5ft., making the system suitable for ages 4-13.
Huck’s Managing Director, Richard Connolly believes the key factor is enjoyment: "The Huck Soccer Buddy™ is visibly attractive, realistic and versatile. It helps children to enjoy their training sessions, but stay concentrated whilst improving their football skills."
Huck Nets supply inflatable iGOALHuck Nets supply inflatable iGOAL
Huck Nets (UK) Limited is to supply the revolutionary iGOAL inflatable football goalposts. Combining portability with safety, iGOAL is designed for any surface, inflates in minutes and is suitable for football training or recreation for all ages.
iGOAL is provided with 12 months guarantee, a two-way pump, a pre-attached net and a carry bag which fits into an average sized car.
iGOAL is made of industrial PVC 2 layer hose with terelyne for strength. Connectors are ABS-plastic steel. There is no risk of collision injuries and the two larger size goals conform to BS8462:2005. Goal equipment safety is important to the UK’s largest sports charity, the Football Foundation. Concerned about the frequency and seriousness of injuries to young footballers, the Foundation has earmarked some £4m to replace unsafe goal equipment in the UK. Chief Executive Peter Lee summarises: ‘The Foundation is working with clubs, local authorities and schools, encouraging them to check their goals to ensure kids are as safe as possible when playing our national game’.
Huck Nets will supply a choice of five sizes of iGOAL, Youth (21ft. x 7ft.), Intermediate (16 x 7), Junior (12 x 6), Home (8 x 5) and Mini (6 x 4). Selection will depend on target age and specific requirements.
iGOAL has recently been tested by a local football team near Huck’s Dorset HQ. Team member Rob Walter said: ‘The iGOAL was quickly inflated and stood up well to one of our typical ‘robust’ practice sessions. We had the added bonus of no fear of collision injury!’
Huck Nets launch new Football Catalogue
Huck Nets (UK) Limited based in Bridport, Dorset, announce the release of their brand new Football Catalogue. The 34 page catalogue covers the complete range of Football nets, goals and ground equipment offered by the Huck’s Sports Division.
Huck Nets has been making nets for over 40 years and pioneered the manufacture of high quality knotless netting. Throughout this time Huck has manufactured sports netting and, due to the importance of this sector to their business, set up the Sports Division some 8 years ago to concentrate on supplying tailored solutions to the sporting world. Their nets have been used at many important international events including the 2006 World Football Championship held in Germany. In the UK Huck supply football clubs at all levels with their football nets, posts and ground equipment including clubs in the Barclays Premiership, Coca Cola Championship, Nationwide Conference as well as many non-league sides across the country. They also supply a number of youth football clubs and work with a number of youth schemes for example the SCI Youth Football Festivals who use exclusively the Huck Ultimate PVC freestanding mini soccer goals, nets and corner flags
A selection of Huck’s goal posts have been certified to BSEN746 and BS8463 and also meet THE FA’s Guidance Notes Parts 1 and 2 so are eligible for Football Foundation Grant Funding under The Goal Post Safety Scheme.
Said Rob Walter, Sports Sales Manager, “As well as putting safety high on our Agenda we are constantly on the look out for innovative products to enhance the game; and in our new catalogue we have many examples. It is my aim to make Huck the first choice for football nets and ground equipment, so if you are finding it difficult to locate a product please give me a call”.
To request a catalogue or for help Buyers are asked to contact Rob Walter on 01308 425100 or to email him at email@example.com.
Dorset Civic Leaders enjoy a visit to Huck Nets
Huck Nets at Gore Cross Bridport opened the doors of their factory to Civic Leaders from across Dorset as part of their tour of Bridport as guests of the Bridport Mayor – Geoff Ackerman.
The Managing Director of Huck Nets, Richard Connolly, welcomed the visitors then described how the net industry in Bridport had developed since traditional rope making using flax and hemp and showed them why the net industry is still prospering in the town. He introduced the audience to knotless netting a relatively new technique for making nets and one that is growing in popularity as it is stronger and easier to handle than the traditional knotted netting. It was Huck’s knotless netting that was used throughout the 2006 World Cup in Germany. Another new innovation that impressed the audience was netting made from fibre optics. This is a very impressive material which has won various textile awards and is already being used by designers for shop window displays and stage sets.
The visit finished with a tour of the factory given by Richard Connolly and Huck’s Sales Director, Jon Legg-Bagg. The guests saw sports nets, bird control nets, silage nets and safety nets being made to order and packed by members of the 48 strong workforce.
HUCK NETS LAUNCH NEW BIRD CONTROL CATALOGUE CATALOGUE
Huck Nets (UK) Limited based in Bridport, Dorset, announce the release of their brand new Bird Control Catalogue. The 42 page catalogue covers the complete range of bird control solutions offered by the specialist Bird Control Division of Huck Nets.
Huck Nets has been making nets for over 40 years and pioneered the manufacture of high quality knotless netting. Throughout this time Huck has manufactured bird netting and in 2003 set up a division dedicated to providing bird control solutions.
Said David Collins, Sales Manager: “Bird netting continues to be the most popular method used for excluding pest birds from all types of objects, openings and structures. If correctly installed it is virtually the only system that can be used with confidence. At Huck we offer complete bird control solutions. Alongside our quality nets we offer a wide variety of bird netting accessories to make your bird netting installation go smoothly, together with post and wire systems for additional protection.”
The catalogue has been designed to give as much information as possible to help buyers choose the right products. However, if additional help is required buyers are asked to contact David Collins on 01308 425100 or to email him at firstname.lastname@example.org Contact David Collins for a new catalogue or visit www.hucknetting.co.uk or download here in PDF format
Right Hook for Safety
Huck Nets (UK) Limited based in Bridport, Dorset, has added the Fast Grip™ self-clamping hook to its safety net products for the UK roofing and construction industry. Fast Grip™ is the only safety net hook that can be safely and quickly positioned and removed from ground level without the need for ladders or scaffolding. Installation is achieved by a combination of a special locating tool and the self clamping ability of the Fast Grip™ device.
The Health and Safety Executive were consulted during the design of Fast Grip™ to provide guidance on the use and safety requirements for such a product. After a subsequent period of extensive testing, Fast Grip™ has become an important addition to Huck Nets’ product range. The device is now offered alongside the company’s knotless safety nets [a unique design], safety-related maintenance services and FASET rigger training courses.
Commenting Managing Director, Richard Connelly said: “We are very excited about the new Fast Grip™ and are confident that all users of safety nets will be too. Designed in consultation with the Health & Safety Executive Fast Grip™ successfully overcomes the need for using ladders or expensive scaffolding when installing safety nets!”
Huck Nets open new premises
Huck Nets started trading in Bridport at Foundry Lane in 1996 with a staff of 5. When the new trading estate at Gore Cross, Bridport, opened they were one of the first firms to move in. They now have a staff of 48 and a turnover of £6m. They have built a reputation worldwide for their knotless nets. Their key products are: industrial nets, safety nets for construction, playground equipment comprising nets and ropes, bird pest control systems and sports nets [football, cricket, golf, etc].
The new 18000 sq ft building has been built next door to their existing site. It will be used primarily for accommodating the manufacture of sports nets.
Huck Nets celebrate 10 years of trading in Bridport
Huck Nets UK based at Gore Cross, Bridport celebrated 10 years of successful trading with a special event to thank all their staff for their hard work and commitment.
The firm is part of the Huck Nets Group, headquartered in Germany; it has associate companies across most of Europe and in the USA. This year Huck Nets UK hosted the annual Huck Nets Convention held in Weymouth, entertaining visitors from Germany, Poland, Austria, Czech Republic, The Netherlands, Belgium, France and USA, and combined it with their 10 year Anniversary. The overseas visitors joined Huck Nets UK staff at Gore Cross to mark the occasion at the special event held on the site.
Huck Nets started trading in Bridport at Foundry Lane with a staff of 5. When the trading estate at Gore Cross opened they were one of the first firms to move in. They now have a staff of 48 and a turnover of £6m. They have built a reputation worldwide for their knotless nets which are manufactured on site at Gore Cross. Their key products are: industrial nets, safety nets for construction, playground equipment comprising nets and ropes, bird pest control systems and sports nets. It is in fact their football nets that are being used at the World Cup 2006! Over the last 6 years the sports side of their business has increased four fold, this success has been attributed to Ken Hoskins who manages this department. Ken has worked for Huck Nets for the last 6 years and will be retiring in August.
In his speech thanking the staff, Richard Connolly, Managing Director, also paid tribute to Manfred Huck who founded the firm in 1963 and his son Stefan who now runs the company. He also said that the planned expansion into a new 18000 sq ft building currently being built next door to their existing site would be open in September 2006 and would accommodate the 12 employees making sports nets and posts. Their unique knotless nets were the key to their success and special thanks went to Claus Ostertag the company’s Production Director who continues to ensure that their nets are the best in the market.