Dorset FA Launch Partnership with Technical Surfaces
The Dorset County Football Association and Technical Surfaces are delighted and proud to be working together in a long-term partnership to deliver quality maintenance to 3G pitches across Dorset.
Since the opening of the new state of the art 3G ATP at the Specsavers County Ground in September 2016, Technical Surfaces have been undertaking the regular maintenance of the pitch ensuring pitch performance and quality standards are maintained.
The partnership will see Technical Surfaces offer a preferential 'Framework' pricing structure, discounted from their standard prices and based on a 5 year maintenance package to all Dorset FA affiliated sites. Packages will also be available for one-year and three-year terms, to suit the individual requirements of each club.
The exclusive maintenance partnership will allow Technical Surfaces to provide preferential rates for all affiliated sites, to include:
- Specialist maintenance
- Remedial works, e.g. top-ups, repairs, deep cleaning, supply of pitch equipment
- Indicative performance testing
- Regional training seminars
- Ongoing technical support
Jonathan Gunn, Technical Director of Technical Surfaces Ltd, said:
"From recreational football to competitive matches, we understand how important it is for players to have confidence in their 3G pitch, both as a quality playing surface and in terms of health & safety. Thankfully, Quality assurance is now fundamental to 3G pitch provision, and the FA 3G Pitch Register is the definitive list of all 3G Pitches in England with FIFA / FA approved classification. A pitch can only secure such classification if it meets certain performance criteria, which in turn is only attainable through a sustained programme of specialist and routine maintenance. We welcome this development within our industry, and we are proud to be leading the way in providing expert maintenance to contracted sites across Dorset, as well as indicative performance testing on contracted FIFA Quality / Quality Pro surfaces and ongoing technical support to all synthetic pitches in the Dorset County area."
Kath Purnell, County Facilities Officer for Dorset County Football Association, said:
"Technical Surfaces have been providing a quality maintenance service and technical support to the Dorset County FA's 3G pitch to ensure that it continually meets the high performance criteria. The Dorset County FA is committed to developing and administering football for all; and by forging this partnership, clubs and organisations across current and future 3G sites in Dorset will be able to benefit from a structured programme of specialist maintenance and services at discounted prices ensuring that the game can develop in a safe playing environment."
For further information on the services provided please call Kath Purnell on 01202 688278 or email Kathryn.Purnell@dorsetfa.com