21 Dec 2020

Slide Max ST pitch with biodegradable GreenFill - ECO-range A-label

The Netherlands, Loosdrecht

With approx. 1,800 members, HC&FC Victoria in Loosdrecht is one of the largest amateur sports associations in the Netherlands. This summer, the club invested in a new synthetic pitch, to create extra capacity. The club opted for a system in the GreenFields ECO-range: our Slide Max ST pitch with GreenFill, which was installed by our sister company CSC Sport. 

With the installation of the 7-a-side ECO-range system (A-label), the club expanded their capacity to better host all its members. The durable diamond shaped fibres in the GreenFields Slide Max ST pitch are perfectly suitable for high performance sports pitches. This makes the pitch useful for training sessions, which is advantageous in terms of planning. Furthermore, the pitch is also suitable for competitions: for 6x6 and 8x8 junior football and 7x7 senior football.

The club selected our GreenFields Slide Max ST pitch: a semi-texturized, low pile product. It combines our well-known Slide Max yarns with texturized diamond fibres to better contain the infill in the pitch.

One of the topics of analysis was the infill for this new pitch. Victoria deliberately looked at alternative infill materials. After a thorough research, the club decided to choose GreenFill: infill that is biodegradable. The textured diamond fibres in the GreenFields Slide Max ST pitch keep the infill better in place, preventing infill splash and migration.

The new pitch has the official youth sizes and can be used as a match field. The field is suitable for competition matches and with the runouts, lines and youth goals officially approved for competition football'.

According to Victoria’s chairman William Koot, the construction of the new pitch was successful. Due to the corona crisis, things went a little differently than usual, but the pitch could be delivered at the beginning of the new football season. William Koot has a good first impression of the pitch: “The pupils enjoy playing football on this new pitch. We are also going to use it for 7x7 seniors, but because of corona they have not been able to play a lot on it yet. As soon as they play more on it, we expect to be able to do a good evaluation and have a comparison with our other fields. But so far, the seniors have been positive, and I can say that for us as a club, the installation went very smoothly”.

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