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Our top 5 tips for maintaining artificial hockey pitches A properly maintained artificial hockey pitch doesn’t only benefit its overall appearance and contributes to a longer life. Some of the advantages go further to include; a reduction in the chance of obtaining an injury, ensuring proper drainage in bad weather conditions, and generally improving the [...]
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Athletics tracks: Which is right for you? We’re specialists in athletics track construction, with installations ranging in size, track system, colour and budget. We’ve installed numerous tracks since starting out in business – from the 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games, to schools and colleges (such as Stowe School and University of Birmingham) across the UK. When [...]

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What is a 3G pitch? And how about 4G or 5G? A question we get asked frequently here at McArdle Sport Tec, is “What is a 3G pitch?”. With all the buzzwords being thrown around in the industry these days, we can understand the confusion. So, what does 3G stand for? To explain it simply, [...]

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Health and Safety at McArdle Sport Tec McArdle Sport Tec are experts within the sports construction industry, we take pride in providing high-quality 3G sports pitches and athletics tracks.   We have a dedicated and knowledgeable team,specialising in innovative designs and pioneering construction methods – so you can rely on us to understand your needs and deliver [...]

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3G sports pitch
Finding funding for sports facilities When you are looking to invest in a 3G sports pitch or refurbish your existing artificial sport pitch, there are numerous schemes available to help you raise the necessary funding. Applying for funding is often a time-consuming process, so it’s worth investing some time into researching sources fully before making [...]

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3G rugby pitch
World Rugby Reg 22 compliant 3G pitches As the Six Nations gets into full swing, rugby players from clubs across the UK will be watching closely, and analysing top performers to pick up new skills. But while they're looking at the people, there's one other key element that can really help teams to play at a [...]
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Frozen 3g pitch
McArdle Sport Tec's 5 top tips for winter 3G pitch maintenance. With the long, cold winter months looming, 3G pitches are fast becoming a popular alternative to provide a stable and safe sporting facility throughout the difficult seasons. An artificial pitch can be a costly investment and will need regular maintenance to keep it looking [...]

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How 3G rugby pitches transform the game for clubs and players The safety and maintenance benefits of 3G Rugby Pitches. World Rugby believes that the technology used in artificial playing surfaces has improved over the years, making it far more beneficial for players. The increased use of 3G (third generation) rugby pitch construction has meant [...]
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3G pitch maintenance
The importance of 3G pitch maintenance Find out how keeping your pitch maintained can save you money and protect your players from injury. 3G pitches are a great alternative to natural grass.  They will enable you to play all year round and stop you having to cancel matches.  3G pitch maintenance is also a lot [...]
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all weather 3G sports pitch
3G sports pitch testing – FIFA guidelines Guidelines and testing for third generation sports pitches Third generation (3G) pitches are artificial sports pitches designed to mimic the look, characteristics and performance of real grass. 3G pitches are filled with both sand and rubber to keep the synthetic grass dense and upright. FIFA’s guidelines are in [...]
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3G Football Pitch
3G Football Pitch - Which Boots? To keep a 3G pitch looking its best, the correct footwear is vital. In order to prolong the life of a 3G pitch it's vital that players wear suitable footwear. All 3G pitches should have DOs and Don'ts boards detailing the acceptable footwear. As a general guide, see the [...]
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Multi Use Games Area
MUGA Construction - As well as all-weather pitches, McArdle Sport Tec are also specialists in MUGA construction. MUGA stands for Multi Use Games Area. Put simply, a MUGA pitch or court is a sports surface which can accommodate various sports. They can be made from a variety of surfaces including tarmac, rubber and artificial turf. [...]
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Changes to FIFA's Pitch Certification At the end of 2015, the FIFA Quality Programme released a new Test Manual containing more stringent requirements for football turf installations. With the release of the new manual a set of new Quality Marks were introduced - FIFA QUALITY and FIFA QUALITY PRO, which will replace the FIFA Recommended [...]
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