• Wed. Jul 24th, 2024

FFF renews agreement with surface supplier

The French Football Federation has renewed its agreement with Tarkett Sports for an additional four years to remain its official surface partner for the Clairefontaine National Football Centre.

As part of the deal, the national football centre will be fitted with an additional three new synthetic turf pitches and two hybrid pitches in the coming years.

Present in Clairefontaine since 2000, Tarkett Sports had already installed seven pitches and a training track on site.

“We are very proud to have the confidence of the National Football Centre in Clairefontaine again. We are going to renovate and create pitches that allow the best players in French football but also young talents to train in the best conditions. These are ambitious and demanding projects, but they are a source of motivation for Tarkett Sports to be ever more successful. Our solutions combine sporting issues such as the quality of play and the safety of players, environmental issues and the sustainability of equipment,” says Alexis Teytaut, Sales Director at Tarkett Sports France.

The CNF Clairefontaine welcomes the elite of French football through the France teams. We must therefore offer high-performance facilities that meet our sporting ambitions. By choosing Tarkett Sports Sparfel Terideal’s offer, following a consultation, the CNF wanted to equip itself with quality pitches, guaranteeing a high level of performance and being part of an approach that respects our environment,” states Eric Latronico, Director of Clairefontaine.

Two new hybrid pitches

Already having three hybrid pitches, the National Football Centre in Clairefontaine has entrusted Tarkett Sports and its partner Sparfel Terideal with the construction of two new pitches. The first will be made available in June. It will benefit from the GrassMaster solution.

The second pitch, scheduled for 2025, will be fitted with the PlayMaster solution.

Three renovated synthetic turf pitches

Currently, Tarkett Sports has already fitted four synthetic turf pitches in Clairefontaine with its Fieldturf synthetic turf in the past. Three of them will be renovated, two of which will be renovated at the end of June 2024 with a cork infill.

These fields are expected to comply with the FIFA Quality Pro and FIFA Quality certification.

Guy Oldenkotte

Guy Oldenkotte is senior editor of sportsfields.info and has been covering the outdoor sportssurfaces market and industry since 2003

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