CCGrass hosts Chinese Rugby Association at the Factory
On May 11th 2019, World Rugby Preferred Producer, CCGrass, played host to a visit of the Deputy Secretary General of the Chinese Rugby Association, Liu Chenglong, at their main factory. Keen to understand how synthetic turf is made and to discuss rugby in China, Mr. Liu, was given a full tour by Ms.Yan, from the CCGrass China sales team.
During the visit CCGrass introduced the range of rugby specific turf systems that have become so popular around the world, and their impact in the development of rugby. These include products that have been installed at major clubs, schools and universities, and are tested to World Rugby Regulation 22.
Mr. Liu discussed how popular rugby is, especially in the major rugby playing nations, including the United Kingdom, France, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand. He explained the vision of China to embrace rugby and support its development.
Ms.Yan commented, “Although rugby is not widely known in China, CCGrass, as a company is proud to globally work with World Rugby to develop the sport, and is the only Preferred Turf Producer in Asia. We very much hope that following the visit of Mr. Liu, we can work with the China Rugby Association to promote the game, here in China.”
CCGrass is recognized by independent market analysts, AMI, as the world’s largest manufacturer of synthetic turf. With an annual production exceeding 40 million square metres, CCGrass exports to over 120 countries. CCGrass is a World Rugby Preferred Turf Producer, FIFA Preferred Producer and FIH Preferred Supplier, and global leader in the design and manufacture of sport and landscape turf.
World Rugby is the global organisation that controls, develops and safeguards the game of rugby union. Through Regulation 22, in the Laws of Rugby, all synthetic turf pitches have to reach a certain standard of safety and performance, before they are passed as suitable for rugby to be played on.