Shelly Russel – South Africa Hockey PlayerOn GreenFields TX World Cup Hockey Field
The National Hockey Player for South Africa describes what makes a good artificial turf and how it can affect the game:
“We have come to Holland quite a few times to play competition. A lot of us play the hockey league here. So I’m very familiar with Holland but obviously this has a different feel to it because it is such a big event happening here. First sight of the stadium was very exciting. They put a great performance on for us today to welcome us to the stadium. The hockey field is looking great. It’s got a different feel to it. It’s fantastic to be here.”
“I’ve literally only played on it for about 10 minutes and from the very first push – very flat and fast it’s fantastic! I remember playing at the Olympic Stadium and that we had to get used to but I feel we are used to this turf already.”
“We are coming second lowest ranked field hockey team at this tournament so we know every game ahead of us will be a really tough one. The quality here is fantastic. Let’s see if we can create some upsets as we are aiming for top six. Anything to increase our world ranking would be fantastic. We’re excited!”
“I think a turf can determine how someone plays”
“I think a turf can determine how someone plays hockey. It has such importance in a tournament. Having a good turf like GreenFields turf is so important. It’s great – we have only trained on it now and it feels great. I think we have a great tournament ahead of us on this hockey turf.”
GreenFields supply and install synthetic grass (sometimes called astro turf) for all types of hockey clubs including professional teams, hockey training centres, schools and leisure centres. A full turnkey solution is available for hockey pitch construction and maintenance. Contact GreenFields to find out more about artificial hockey turf.