3G Pitch Information
During the winter months, Thurlby Tigers FC train on the 3G pitches at Borderville, Stamford and Elsea Park, Bourne.
Borderville’s state of the art third generation (3G) artificial grass pitch (AGP) is floodlit with a spectators viewing area.
The specialist surface can be utilized as a full size 11v11 pitch, age related 9v9 pitch (or Adult Training Pitch) and three mini sided pitches.
Elsea Park AGP
The Elsea Park Artifical Grass Pitch (AGP) is a full-size synthetic football pitch within the Elsea Park development.
The pitch is owned and operated by Elsea Park Community Trust for the benefit of residents of Elsea Park, Bourne and the wider community.
The facility includes a pavilion with changing rooms, toilets, kitchen and club room, and ample parking.
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 3g pitch 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.