Listed below is the protocol required when playing or coaching on the new all-weather surface and when attending games. It’s absolutely essential for the integrity and life span of the surface that this protocol is strictly adhered to.

  • The permitted footwear for the all-weather pitch and training area is boots with moulded rubber studs or rubber / steel screw-in studs – both illustrated on the image above
  • Boots can be steel studs on their own OR moulded rubber on their own but not blades
  • An example of Blades is below – blades are made from hard plastic and not permitted
  • All persons entering the pitch enclosure must wear appropriate footwear for safety and to avoid damaging the synthetic grass.
  • Blade boots, runners and boots with worn studs are all forbidden as they will damage the synthetic grass.
  • Players, coaches, managers and any other persons involved in the game or training should comply with the appropriate footwear and ensure everyone in their group is compliant.
  • Parents and spectators should remain outside the pitch enclosure where footpaths and a concourse has been provided.
  • Boots and attire should be clean of all mud or other dirt.
  • The blue run-off area is a safety zone for players. It is not for spectators and must be maintained to the same standard as the pitch. The same footwear applies to all blue run-off areas.
  • Team coaches and referees are responsible for footwear of all players involved in their sessions.

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