Rosslyn Park Embrace 3G Synthetic Turf Technology

One of the oldest Rugby Clubs in England, Rosslyn Park, have opted to install 3G synthetic Turf technology further enhancing the game and providing facilities for the local community.

After almost a month of preparation work National League One team, Rosslyn Park, are ready to install their new 3G pitch.

Although one of the oldest clubs in the country Rosslyn Park have become the third rugby union team to convert to synthetic turf from SIS Pitches and grass fibres from Bonar Yarns, following on from Newcastle Falcons (2014) and Saracens (2013) who both play in the Aviva Premiership League.

The current natural turf pitch at the London stadium is being replaced with SIS Pitches’ premium product, Rugger 65, which is the system also used by the two Premiership teams. The top quality system features Bonar Yarns unique MN Ultra fibres, providing a balance between the three key characteristics of durability, resilience and skin friendliness – making it ideal for rugby,  due to proven durability even when subjected to intensive use.

Bryn Lee, Global Business Director of Bonar Yarns agrees:

“In choosing to install a 3G pitch Rosslyn Park is taking a huge step forward for a National One Club. By installing SIS Pitches’ product Rugger 65, which incorporates Bonar Yarns MN Ultra fibres for the grass, Rosslyn Park have opted for a market leading system designed for a fast paced game of rugby. No doubt the League One side, plus many other teams throughout one of London’s largest clubs, will relish the new pitch.”

Rosslyn Park made the decision to convert their natural grass rugby pitch into a full synthetic surface on its main site, to increase activity across its membership and the local community.

The new 3G pitch forms part of a whole club development project titled 'Securing the club's future' which also includes new shower and toilet facilities, new fencing, and improvements to the bar and catering facilities.

Shaun Justice, Managing Director for Rosslyn Park comments:

“We are very excited about the new pitch currently being installed. Replacing the grass pitch and training area with an artificial pitch facility will allow the club to significantly increase playing time, activity levels and access, benefitting all playing and non-playing sections of the club. Use of the 3G pitch will also be offered to the wider Wandsworth community, an area deprived of good quality outdoor pitches.”

Final work is to be completed within the coming weeks, with the new pitch ready in plenty of time for the new rugby season starting in September.