FIFA PREFERRED PRODUCER FOR FOOTBALL
FIFA’s overall objective with the FIFA Preferred Producer Initiative is to protect the interests of consumers (clubs, member associations, players, the private sector, etc) when purchasing pitches, and to ensure that football turf systems worldwide meet FIFA’s requirements with regards to specific quality, performance and safety standards.
As one of the first producers in the synthetic turf industry, GreenFields has been awarded the FIFA Preferred Producer status.
At GreenFields we see the FIFA Preferred Producer Program as a decisive step for the market and industry in general. The concept fits our vision and philosophy to create perfect playing conditions all over the world. Throughout the years we have adapted our organization on all levels accordingly by investing in the right people, the organization structure, partnerships and production facilities.
FIH approved turf manufacturer
GreenFields are a FIH (International Hockey Federation) approved synthetic turf manufacturer. Synthetic hockey fields are available to meet FIH Global classification or FIH National classification. An FIH approved hockey field provides a professional quality playing surface suitable for competition matches. FIH Global hockey fields are required for international competitions including: Olympic Games; World Cups; Junior World Cups; Champions’ Trophies and
FIH World Cup Qualifying Tournaments. Some national tournaments also require an FIH Global certified pitch. Hockey fields with an FIH National classification are satisfactory for most other tournaments.GreenFields ensure that all synthetic hockey fields are installed to the highest standards. The quality of a hockey field is measured by its performance in the areas of safety, drainage and playing characteristics such as hockey ball behaviour.
These standards are explained fully in the publication entitled “FIH Handbook of Performance Requirements for Synthetic Turf Hockey Pitches”.
World Rugby Preferred Turf Producer
GreenFields has earned the prestigious Preferred Turf Producer status by World Rugby, formerly known as the International Rugby Board (IRB) in recognition of our proven commitment to quality and our global track record in manufacturing, installing and maintaining artificial turf for rugby. The IRB has launched a ground breaking initiative to regulate and standardize the development, performance and maintenance of artificial turf worldwide. With its global reach and exacting quality standards, GreenFields was the natural choice as one of the key Preferred Turf Producers.
GreenFields has worked with rugby clubs around the world to develop and install the highest quality artificial turf. This has provided us with a keen insight into the specific requirements of the sport.
Our Preferred Producer status with the IRB gives clubs confidence that the artificial turf systems installed by GreenFields meet global standards for the sport. It guarantees that the surface can be used for competitions, training and community activities. Recognition by the IRB as a Preferred Turf Producer builds on GreenFields’ existing status as Preferred Producer for FIFA and FIH.
IOG Corporate Member
IOG (Institute of Groundsmanship) is the professional organisation for grounds management. IOG is recognised by Governing Bodies of Sport and the public, private and voluntary sectors as a source of industry knowledge and technical expertise.
IOG works closely with Sport Governing Bodies including The FA and IRB to develop quality standards at all levels of play for both natural and artificial turf.
GreenFields are an IOG Corporate Member and dedicated to providing the highest quality turf for your sports pitch. Our relationship with the IOG adds to our wealth of knowledge to ensure you always receive the best sports turf solution.