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FIFA releases updated version Natural Turf guidelines

The FIFA Quality Programme team has released an updated version of the Natural Turf Guidelines. The guideliness were previously known as the Manager’s Guide to Natural Turf Pitches.

Irish FA calls on clubs to request funding

The Irish Football Association (Irish FA) and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) Multi-Sports Grassroots Facilities Investment Fund aims to allow local grassroots football clubs in Northern Ireland (NI) to improve and upgrade facilities to create a better grassroots football infrastructure foundation. 

Erwin explains: the FIFA World Cup fields

Erwin Beltman was the head groundsman for stadium De Kuip in the Netherlands between 2013 and 2022. In that period, the field was elected voted the best stadium field in the Dutch Eredivisie eight times in a row. These days, he works as a consultant and shares his experiences about achieving good turf pitches on Today he reviews the 2022 FIFA World Cup fields.

Cricket NSW announces infrastructure priorities

Cricket NSW in Australia has announced a host of priority infrastructure and community projects seeking investment by political parties ahead of March’s NSW State Election.

EPL punishes Coventry City for poor maintenance

Coventry City has received a five-point deduction to be suspended for the remainder of the 2022/2023 and 2023/2024 season, after the Club acknowledged that it had breached EFL Regulations relating to pitch maintenance. As a result, scheduled fixtures against Rotherham United, Wigan Athletic and Huddersfield Town all had to be postponed in August.


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