It has been an exciting year for GreenFields and its two premium woven products – their hybrid turf system XtraGrass and 3G turf MX TriMension.
Installed in 2015, the XtraGrass pitches at both The Kassam Stadium and Ricoh Arena have each had recognition for their performance. The pitch at Kassam had an incredible first season with the club promoted and selection by the IFPA as the most improved pitch in League Two as well as a nomination by the STRI as one of the best three playing surfaces.
Also, the GreenFields Grounds Team who maintain the pitch at Ricoh Arena were winners at the IOG Awards for sports turf excellence. The two-man Grounds Team are responsible for ensuring the XtraGrass pitch is in optimum condition and can fulfil the busy schedule at the dual sports arena for Wasps RFC and Coventry City F.C. along with other fixtures.
Paul Milton, Commercial Director at GreenFields commented: “We are proud of our XtraGrass system and are delighted that the industry is recognising it as an elite playing surface for sports.”
XtraGrass combines the positive properties of natural grass with the strength and durability of artificial turf. Clubs can benefit from maximised usage and a greener pitch all year round.
Not to be left in the shadows, MX TriMension has also had its share of industry praise. Installed at top clubs around the world including Arsenal, Charlton Athletic, PSV Eindhoven and Celtic this surface is proving to be a top-class product with the triple W-weave technology resulting in an extremely high tuft bind making the turf fibres stand straighter than ever and ensuring optimum playing performance.
Joe Wallace, Head Groundsman at Falkirk F.C. who also have an MX TriMension pitch confirms this: “I think it’s one of the best pitches in the country. Every club should have one of these, as a groundsman it’s phenomenal to have the same quality of pitch in June as in December.”
This is reiterated by Premiership Groundsman, Paul Ashcroft of Arsenal F.C. who have MX TriMension pitches at their training academy: “The surface not only has to look good it has to play well too, and these do.”*
With more woven GreenFields pitches in the pipeline for 2017, it looks set to become another year to remember for the specialist sports turf company.