September is here, and so is the onset of the great British winter it would seem! As usual, forecasts predict rain, frost, wind, rain and more rain. All of which can have a negative impact on your grass pitch and your ability to train for matches.
Here are our top reasons you should switch to train on an all weather pitch this winter:
You can play in all weather
The clue is in the name! You can still play whatever the weather. Artificial pitches are made up of several porous layers which allow water to drain away efficiently and quickly. This means your pitch won’t turn into a muddy swamp after the latest downpour and you can still get those vital training hours in.
Despite many beliefs you can actually train on an all weather pitch for next to nothing! The extra cost could even serve as an investment in making sure you are able to train well enough to secure those match wins.
The latest pitch technology ensures a bounce that is more true and reflective of what a real (match) pitch delivers. Training on all weather pitches gives players the opportunity to ready themselves for exact playing conditions they’re likely to experience on match day.
Gentle on Players
There are arguments to suggest that artificial pitches can also be more gentle on players. Good for joints, and muscles alike! The shockpad layer of the pitch delivers a cushioning effect, reducing the chance of injury for players.
Last but not least, the maintenance for an artificial pitch is limited compared to the upkeep of a good grass pitch! There’s no need for watering, mowing, or weed removal, meaning less CO2 emissions and water wastage (this also helps to keep your pitch fees down)!
If your pitch is regularly waterlogged it’s worth making the move to an all-weather Astro-turf pitch this winter. Here’s some more information about ours: http://active8-tameside.co.uk/3g-pitch/