3G Pitch Information
During the winter months, Thurlby Tigers FC train on the 3G pitches at Borderville, Stamford and the soon to be completed 3G facility at Elsea Park, Bourne.
What are 3G pitches?
“Third generation or 3G artificial grass pitches are recognised as durable, safe, year-round playing surfaces, able to withstand intensive use and all kinds of weather. They mean more people can benefit from all the associated social and health benefits of physical activity.“
The FA Staff.
For more information please read the FA’s full statement on 3G pitches here.
What are the black bits?
It’s called ‘rubber crumb’ and it helps replicate the playing characteristics of natural grass.
It helps keep the artificial grass fibres upright, and provides a degree of shock absorption for player comfort. It also cleverly allows the boot studs to penetrate the surface and gain traction yet, like natural soil, also allowing the foot to slide.