The pitches in St Annes (P34 & P35) and St Pauls are modern sand based grass pitches. They have built in drainage which assists keeping them playable quickly after heavy rain. These pitches provide a good playing surface but they are grass and have to be treated as such to maintain the playing surface so that we can play the maximum number of games on them.
The pitches are not synthetic all weather surfaces and should not be treated as such.
To help preserve the grass surface teams using these pitches must observe a number of guidelines
Be aware that pitches will be closed for maintenance during Easter break and summer break. We endeavour to ensure no games are missed during maintenance but training is normally suspended.
Explain to the players the reason for moving drills around – we need to increase good practice awareness.
There is a specific set of nets/flags for each pitch – use the correct set for your allocated pitch.
Ensure that goalmouth protectors (when available) are returned to locked position.
Take responsibility for moving unauthorised pitch users along (whether members of the club or not).
Other pitches e.g. Pitch 7, Pitch 30 etc.
Keep out of goal areas for warm ups. Avoid doing drills etc that dig up the pitch on the pitch area - take them to the side i.e. off the pitch.