Artificial grass has a wide variety of uses, most if not all of which we have covered to date in our artificial grass blog. A good example is when it’s used for artificial pitches for sports such as soccer, rugby, golf and tennis.
As a member of the SIS Group of companies, we were delighted to learn of the latest, significant accreditations they have been awarded. These relate to the manufacture/supply of artificial sports pitches and are happy to share that information with our readers below …
1. Hockey pitches – SIS is now an official FIH licensed manufacturer and installs FIH approved pitches. Their synthetic hockey grass is manufactured to a specification recognised by The Federation Internationale De Hockey and BS 7044 Part 4.
2. Rugby pitches – SIS is now an IRB Preferred Turf Producer and installs IRB approved pitches. SIS has developed two specific, synthetic rugby turf products which are designed to meet and exceed the IRB requirements. Both products have been developed in consultation with rugby coaches and players.
Today we follow on from a previous post when we discussed the subject of grass allergies. We quoted an example of French footballer Yoan Gouffran. He prefers to play on artificial grass because he is allergic to natural grass.
Playing football on artificial grass is becoming popular – though not everyone is as much a fan as Yoan Gouffran. There are many people who still hold an image in their minds of the poor quality ‘plastic grass’ of the 60’s and 70’s.
Today, the artificial grass used to build artificial soccer pitches is an entirely different product. Stringent criteria ensure a quality playing surface. One that will stand up to rigorous demands at both national and international level. A premier artificial pitch manufacturer such as Support In Sport can even offer its clients bespoke pitches. Now that is 21st century sports technology!
SIS is a unique example in the field of artificial pitch supply. We are privileged to be part of the same company group. They manufacture artificial sports turf, and also design and construct sports pitches. They offer the same service for natural grass right up to world-class level with football club clients. These include Real Madrid, Manchester United, Benfica, Juventus, Ajax, Porto FC and Shakhtar Donetsk to name but a few.