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Matchsaver Pitch Covers – Synthetic Pitch Protection in Scotland

Matchsaver football pitch covers.

Matchsaver pitch covers fully deployed at Hamilton Academicals New Douglas Park.

Scottish Premiership side Hamilton Academical’s FC are using their Matchsaver Air Roller 8 (AR8) to protect their synthetic pitch at New Douglas Park from both snow and hard frost. Head Groundsman William Wallace is delighted with its’ performance. The covers have been working hard protecting against sub-zero temperatures.

“All the covers definitely stopped the pitch from freezing it was sub-zero for 4 days. And the hard work of the staff and fans helped remove the snow”

William Watson, Head Groundsman, Hamilton Academicals

Picture shows Matchsaver pitch covers fully deployed against winter conditions. More pictures are located on the website Gallery HERE.

This season Matchsaver covers are being used by clubs across Europe including Getafe, Atletico Madrid, Leicester City, Southampton, Torino, Werder Bremen, AFC Bournemouth, FC Sion, Sporting Charleroi and many many more.

More delivery news to follow.

Matchsaver – Non-League Pitch Protection

Matchsaver football pitch covers at AFC Barrow

Matchsaver Pitch Covers fully deployed at AFC Barrow.

It may only be February but at the moment spring seems to have arrived here in the England. This time last year Europe was shivering under a blanket of snow courtesy of the ‘Beast from the East’ direct from Siberia. The 2019 version of the ‘Beast’ may still join us in March so here at Matchsaver we remain cautious. Elsewhere many parts of North America in particular are firmly in winter’s grip with many areas experiencing record breaking snowfall.

Rapid weather changes can play havoc with sporting fixtures. In England postponed fixtures are a real blight on the non-league game with the dreaded P –P ‘match postponed’ a common sight on snowy Saturday results programmes. Postponed matches means fixture pile-up and revenue disruption that cannot be easily replaced even with the re-arranged fixtures, therefore keeping fixtures on – if possible – is always desirable. Non-league clubs are tackling the issue. AFC Barrow, Dover Athletic, Altrincham FC and Spennymoor Town FC have all taken delivery of Matchsaver pitch covers. Football pitch covers can offer no guarantee of course but they are an effective tool in helping keep more matches on during spells of bad weather. Last season Dover Athletics’ covers helped enable their fixture against Leyton Orient to go ahead when every other fixture in their league was postponed. Contact us here at Matchsaver for more information on all our products.

More delivery news to follow.

New Matchsaver delivery to English non-league football – Spennymoor Town FC

Matchsaver pitch covers deployed at Spennymoor Town FC

Picture shows Matchsaver Air Roller 8 (AR8) pitch covers fully deployed at Spennymoor Town FC.

Matchsaver have delivered a Matchsaver Air Roller 8 to Brewery Field, home of County Durham side Spennymoor Town FC of the Vanarama National League North. The club invested in new pitch covers together with other pitch improvements to help keep more matches on through the winter months.

Spennymoor Town FC is the latest English non-league side who are now using Matchsaver Pitch Protection Covers. A list that now includes AFC Barrow, Dover Athletic and Altrincham FC.

More delivery news to follow.

New Matchsaver pitch covers delivery to Scotland – Hamilton Academicals FC

Synthetic Pitch Protection

Matchsaver pitch covers being deployed at Hamilton

Picture shows Matchsaver pitch covers being demonstrated on Hamilton’s synthetic pitch.

Scottish Premiership side Hamilton Academicals FC have taken delivery of a Matchsaver Air Roller 8 (AR8) to help protect their new synthetic pitch at New Douglas Park.
This delivery follows on from a very successful demonstration event held at Hamilton in November, where representatives from clubs across Scotland saw for themselves the effectiveness of Matchsaver Pitch Protection Covers in helping to protect pitches of all types.
Already assembled the Air Roller 8 was delivered ready to be deployed.

More delivery news to follow soon.

New Matchsaver pitch covers delivered to Belgium – Sporting Charleroi

Matchsaver football pitch covers beign deployed at Belgian club

Picture shows new Matchsaver Air Roller 8 (AR8) being deployed at Stade du Pays

Matchsaver Pitch Protection Covers have delivered a new Air Roller 8 (AR8) to Sporting Charleroi of the Belgian Proleague. Charleroi are repeat customers of Matchsaver’s and the club were keen to update their pitch cover equipment in preparation for the approaching winter weather. Matchsaver Air Roller 8’s are delivered ready assembled so they can be deployed immediately.

More Matchsaver delivery updates will be posted here shortly.

Matchsaver Pitch Covers Demonstration Day – Hamilton Academicals FC

November 2018.

Matchsaver football covers at Hamilton Academicals FC

Matchsaver demonstrating the air roller pitch covers at Hamilton Academicals FC.

Matchsaver have held a demonstration day at New Douglas Park, home of Scottish Premiership side Hamilton Academicals FC. Interested football clubs from across Scotland attended to see first-hand how Matchsaver Pitch Protection Covers can help protect their clubs playing surfaces this winter.  The Matchsaver team demonstrated the Matchsaver air roller pitch covers and fielded questions.

Rigby Taylor were partners for the event.

More delivery news across Europe to follow.

Altrincham FC prepare for winter with Matchsaver Pitch Covers

Altrincham FC deploy their Matchsaver Pitch Covers as they prepare for winter

Altrincham FC deploy their Matchsaver Pitch Covers

Forward thinking Altrincham FC of the Vanarama National League North installed a Matchsaver at their Moss Lane Stadium near Manchester. The winter forecast is looking difficult and prolonged. Matchsaver pitch covers will help Altrincham win their battle against the fiercest of weather.

Matchsaver staff were on site this week to provide tips and hints for the Altrincham FC groundstaff and volunteers for ease of operation. Altrincham have opted for the ‘Always Ready’ operation pioneered by Matchsaver in Sweden. Positioned pitchside the roller/covers are inflated and rolled out onto the pitch to protect from the rain and snow.

More delivery news across Europe to follow.

Matchsaver deliver Air Roller 8 to OHL Leuven

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Matchsaver deliver pitch covers to OHL Leuven’s training ground

Matchsaver have delivered an Air Roller 8 to OHL Leuven in Belgium. This is one of the latest deliveries that Matchsaver are making across Europe this season.

Delivered already assembled the Matchsaver pitch covers are part of Belgian football club’s winter preparations.

The New Season – Get Prepared

Matchsaver football pitch covers

Pictures show Matchsaver air roller covers at Getafe, Torino’s new training centre and Helsingoers in Denmark.

Groundstaff everywhere are working really hard to get everything ready as the new season gets underway so it’s important that you don’t neglect your pitch cover requirements. It’s never too soon to be thinking seriously about this. Matchsaver have covers are in stock right now so contact us and protect both your main stadia and training pitches.

Matchsaver have been busy too with visits across Europe to an ever growing client list now including Getafe, Torino, Helsingoers, Leicester City, Southampton. Leuven, FC Sion, AFC Bournemouth and many more. But it’s not just larger football clubs that are benefitting; English non-league clubs including Dover Athletic and Altrincham FC have recently taken delivery of Matchsaver air roller pitch covers too.

Get in touch, get prepared and best wishes to you for a successful season.

The Matchsaver Team.

Matchsaver Deliver To Altrincham FC

Matchsaver football pitch covers at Altrincham FC

Matchsaver air roller pitch covers stored in readiness at Altrincham’s Moss Lane Stadium.

As the World Cup in Russia reaches its finale clubs are already starting to think about their pitch protection and pitch cover requirements for the 2018-2019 season. English National League club Altrincham FC recently took delivery of Matchsaver air roller pitch covers for their main stadium at Moss Lane in Greater Manchester. Altrincham FC have a long and proud history in English non-league football and are one of the latest additions to Matchsaver’s non-league client list.

Best wishes to all the hard working groundstaff everywhere who are busy preparing their pitches in time for the new kick-off!

More delivery news to follow.