Case Study: Reading Hockey Club

Water-based Artificial Turf Pitch for Hockey

Reading Hockey Club is one of Europe’s leading and most successful hockey clubs, and needed their existing artificial pitch to be re-surfaced with a system which would display and uphold the highest levels of field hockey play.

A detailed survey and assessment of the sub-base was undertaken to ensure its tolerances continued to comply with the requirements of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) Global Performance Standard.

An in-situ bound SBR shockpad was then installed over the engineered base and surfaced with the premium and innovative Hockey Gold WB artificial turf system. This features a hockey-specific fibre shape and texture which is designed to reproduce optimum ball performance and comfortable surface/player interaction.

The new hockey pitch has received wide recognition and acclaim.


Water based Artificial Turf Hockey Pitch. 6388m2.

FIH Global Standard.

Incorporating in-situ bound SBR shockpad in addition to new Hockey Gold WB artificial turf system.

We quickly formed a good working partnership with S&C Slatter. They delivered professionalism, expertise and commitment.

Neil Boddington, Consultant to Reading Hockey Club

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