Leek Town FC Gets New World-class Football Turf Field

CCGrass football turf field for Leek Town FC in England is compliant with FIFA Quality Standards and has been awarded the FIFA Quality Pro certification.

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About the project

The football turf pitch at Leek Town has been a successful installation, by the team at Charles Lawrence on behalf of The Malcolm Group. The club is very pleased with the new 3G artificial pitch, and the players have all given great feedback too.

Funded through the Football Foundation, this installation has been part of a large building project, but after a number of issues, including Covid to a badly timed typhoon, the club is back playing at Harrison Park on the first TriPlex pitch in the UK.

About Leek Town FC

Leek Town is a real community club, with the senior men’s team playing in the Northern Premier League West and Leek Town Ladies playing in Division One Midlands. Along with senior reserve teams, there are boys and girls age group teams from U-9 upwards.

The new football turf field has transformed the club, greatly increasing the use of the facility, which is now open every day, up until 10 at night. Most usage is from club teams, but local players have a chance to hire the pitch or play in the Tuesday night Leisure Leagues competition.

About the surface

The TriPlex 45 artificial grass product is our newest creation and it consists of three different shaped yarns, each with its own specific purpose. One for durability, one for softness and one for resilience. This unique product combines these three attributes to create a truly cutting-edge playing surface.

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Quote from CCGrass

‘We are over the moon that this project has been completed and the client is happy. We hope that the players have much success in the years to come and the surface will support the team in that.’

— CCGrass UK CEO, Bryn Lee

Playing Field for the Staffordshire Cup

Leek Town VS Stone Old Alleynians

On a cool spring evening, Leek Town took on Stone Old Alleynians for a Staffordshire Senior Cup semi-final match at the Harrison Park. Football supporters came in their droves, with over 400 attending the mid-week match, showing the importance a football club has in the local community.

CCGrass UK CEO, Bryn Lee watched this match while visiting the pitch, which was his first chance to see the new TriPlex 45 turf in a competitive fixture.

TriPlex 45 – a winner at Leek Town FC

When the match started, the pitch was irrelevant, as the ball seemed to be constantly kicked upwards. But after 10 minutes the game settled down with some great passing play and a goalmouth incident.

The TriPlex surface certainly allowed for a positive passing game, with both teams stringing several passes together and able to keep possession of the ball.

Bryn wasn’t expecting this quality of play, and he recently watched a similar level game, played on natural turf. On a quality, artificial pitch players can use their skills and raise their performance, without fear of a bad bounce, and this was clear as excitement in the game grew.

Early in the second half, both sides scored good goals, before the game finished 1-1. Stone Old Alleynians won the penalty shoot-out 8-7 to progress to the County final. Whilst Jon and his staff at Leek were disappointed in the result, the game of football was the real winner.

The TriPlex artificial grass system was the perfect surface for football and showed that the addition of a shock pad added to the experience and safety of the players. Artificial turf may not be popular at the top level of the game, but in Leek, it is definitely the way forward.

Playing Field for the Staffordshire Cup

About CCGrass

CCGrass is the world’s largest manufacturer of artificial grass, with over 90 million square meters produced annually and installed in over 120 countries globally. As a FIFA Preferred Provider, CCGrass meets the highest standards in manufacturing and ensures its worldwide partners are fully supported in every installation.

Our football turf systems are designed to meet various football turf field requirements, including full-size football turf pitches, training centers as well as mini-football turf fields, which are used more intensively. Call us at 86 25 6981 1666 or email us at [email protected] to find out more today!