Breaking new ground at Havant and Waterlooville FC

4th Aug 2020

It was all smiles yesterday at Westleigh Park, the home of Havant and Waterlooville FC, as a new era began.

Marking the first day of construction on the Hawks’ new 3G Stadia Pitch, Havant MP Alan Mak took the honour of breaking ground for the club.

The Future is 3G

Joined by representatives from S&C Slatter and HWFC, Mak lead the groundbreaking ceremony at the Hawks’ home ground, where over the coming months, we’ll be converting the existing grass pitch to a cutting-edge 3G stadia pitch.

With the unpredictable nature of the existing grass pitch causing issues last season, the new pitch will deliver the superior performance, durability and consistency that the Hawks need.

The artificial grass has been carefully selected to suit the club’s requirements, produced by our exclusive partners FieldTurf. (FIFA Preferred Turf producers).

But it’s not just about team performance. The current uncertainty around both sport and business has also been a driving factor for the pitch conversion. With far higher levels of usage and durability, the new surface will introduce new revenue opportunities for the club, while also benefitting the local area.

In a recent article, club Director Mark Pope commented that:


“…in order to secure the long term future and success of the Club we believe it will be a very beneficial move and the right time to introduce the playing surface.

…It will create a number of new jobs within the area and will bring together the community, along with helping financial matters on and off the pitch to make us a real community based Club. It’s an exciting new era at Westleigh and can only make us stronger as a Club.”

Havant and Waterlooville FC 3G stadia pitch conversion groundbreaking

Hawks' boss Paul Doswell with MP Alan Mak

Proven Partnership

As the leading contractor for non-league football, we’re thrilled to be working with HWFC to deliver their new 3G playing surface.

It’s great to be working with familiar faces too. We’re delighted to be working once again with Hawks’ boss Paul Doswell, following our collaboration at Sutton United FC.

Following the pioneering success of the 3G pitch at Sutton, there’s no doubt that HWFC are in safe hands as they embark on this exciting new chapter.

In the same article, Paul commented:


“Having worked with Jason Douglass before at S&C Slatter when I was at Sutton United, we have chosen the best company in the country to install our surface. I saw first hand at Sutton what a game changer the 3G pitch became and I’m convinced that this will be the focal point of the local community.”


S&C Slatter’s Contracts and Health & Safety Managers were thrilled to join Alan and Paul at the ceremony. We’ll look forward to following the construction of the new pitch, and can’t wait to hand over for the Hawks to use next season!


Transforming the game in non-league football

S&C Slatter are the leading contractor for non-league football 3G stadia Pitches.

We have delivered more pitches to the highest levels of non-league football than any other.

We’re committed to providing first-class pitches for top performance, maximum use and longevity, with the certifications and success rate to prove it.

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