MONDAY, 6 AUGUST 2018
EVO-STIK League South Partners with Pitch Expert, GreenFields
Pitch advice for 84 clubs across the South of England
With a successful first year as pitch partner of the EVO-STIK Northern Premier League under their belts, sports turf specialist GreenFields was today unveiled as the new official pitch partner for the clubs at the other end of the country, in the EVO-STIK League South.
The partnership was announced to the league’s 84 clubs earlier today in the lead up to the start of the season this coming Saturday. As established already with clubs in the North, GreenFields as a manufacturer and installer of FIFA accredited artificial pitches will provide advice and support on sports surfaces to the 84 clubs in the South. This will help clubs who are looking at creating a business model focused on the increased footfall and usability of having a 3G pitch. GreenFields is also an established pitch maintenance provider with a national Grounds Team, and as a result of this, natural grass advice will also form a big part of the partnership. GreenFields will send out a newsletter every 6 weeks primarily focused on natural grass pitches as part of the drive to reduce the number of fixture postponements during the winter months.
In the EVO-STIK Northern Premier League, GreenFields have successfully installed their 3G woven elite product at Hyde United FC back in 2016 and are in the process of installing the same product at fellow member club, Buxton FC.
Robert Turner, Club Secretary at Buxton FC commented: “When we made the decision that we were going with a new 3G pitch we spoke to many clubs who had already got a 3G to get advice. When we saw the pitch at Hyde United FC we were blown away by how natural and realistic it was and knew that we had to have it as our new playing surface.”
GreenFields have also recently partnered with funding experts, Sedulo who can offer support and advice to clubs to enable them to secure the right type of funding to suit their needs and to facilitate the installation of a new sports pitch.
Terry Barratt, Chairman of the EVO-STIK League South is looking forward to working with GreenFields in the season ahead, he commented: “We are pleased to welcome GreenFields as a League Sponsor. They are a national company who have made their reputation in the quality of both synthetic and natural grass pitches. GreenFields have agreed to sponsor the ‘Club of the Month Award’ and in addition to an engraved glass salver each winning club in all four divisions will also receive a cheque for £150 to be spent against maintenance services or equipment with GreenFields. We look forward to working with GreenFields and trust we have a successful sponsorship to our mutual benefit.”
Paul Milton, Director of GreenFields added: “Our first year of partnering with the Northern Premier League has by far exceeded our expectations, which is why we approached the EVO-STIK South to initiate a similar partnership. We are excited by this new partnership and look forward to meeting member clubs in the South throughout the season.”
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Updated 20:53 - 6 Aug 2018 by Bob Smale