Winter 2016

A turnkey approach to sports turf

GreenFields, part of TenCate Grass, markets and installs synthetic turf pitches based on TenCate fibres and backing for sports purposes. Sports systems from GreenFields are available globally. The experiences of customers and end users are all positive. 

English professional clubs tend to have new pitches installed during the summer months (outside their season of play). XtraGrass™, a hybrid system, has to be installed in the summer: the natural grass seed can then grow through the woven backing. GreenFields also supplies XtraGrass™ farmed turf rolls for quick installation at any point of the year. Schools and universities are keen to have their new pitches installed in the summer when students aren’t around. As budget and availability of funds must also be taken into account, pitches are actually installed throughout the year. 

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At Hyde F.C.

GreenFields UK reports that people are increasingly moving from natural grass to 3G synthetic and hybrid turf. ‘They can see what the long-term benefits are,’ says Paul Milton (Commercial Director GreenFields EMEA). ‘They can play in all weather conditions and use their field for additional events and fixtures. This generates additional revenue and they can substantially extend their season.’
This is confirmed by David Armstrong, group CEO of Wasps RFC, which plays in the Ricoh Arena. ‘The XtraGrass™ pitch is much tougher and deals with our busy schedule far better than any grass pitch. It’s perfect for us.’ 

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Pete Ainger, General Manager of Hyde F.C.: ‘It performs like a grass pitch but with increased durability.’  (watch video)

GreenFields has now installed over 300 sports pitches in the UK for football, rugby, hockey and multi-sports. ‘In the UK we pursue a turnkey approach,’ continues Paul Milton, ‘offering design and installation, through to the maintenance of each pitch. This is a real benefit for customers, who can see that we are with them every step of the way. We provide excellent service, with office staff and dedicated project managers on hand for each installation. From the initial contact with our sales team right through to the experience of the end user, our aim is complete customer satisfaction. We take pride in our work and want to give everyone the best possible experience. The quality of our synthetic turf installations at the top clubs in the UK who have chosen GreenFields is unparalleled.’  

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GreenFields® MX Trimension™ at Falkirk FC

According to Joe Wallace, Head Groundsman at Falkirk FC responsible for the maintenance and quality of the field, GreenFields MX Trimension™ is ‘one of the best pitches in the country. Every club should have one. As a Groundsman, it’s phenomenal to have the same quality of pitch in June as in December.’ 

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At Brooklands Hockey Club

As for Mark Bateman, Hockey Director at Brooklands Hockey Club, he feels that with GreenFields® TX his club now has ‘a world-class pitch of international standard. The look, feel and playability are exceptional.’ 

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