22nd Apr 2020
With extensive experience in constructing World Rugby 22 Regulation certified elite rugby pitches, we work closely with our artificial turf partner, FieldTurf, to deliver world-class surfaces for our clients.
We’re thrilled to share that today FieldTurf has announced its partnership with Richie Gray as Director of Player Experience for Rugby.
With coaching experience across some of the world’s top teams, Gray is currently Skills/Contact Coach at Montpellier Herault Rugby in France and has a wealth of knowledge in the sector. With his elite coaching systems utilised by top teams across Rugby Union, Rugby League and the NFL, his insight and dedication to innovation will be an invaluable asset to the future of artificial sports turf.
The announcement forms the launch pad for FieldTurf’s new Rugby-centric innovation program – Scrum 2.0 – focused on better understanding the needs of players in order to deliver rugby’s best performing turf systems of the future.
As FieldTurf’s exclusive sports construction partner for England and Wales, we’re thrilled by the announcement. As a World Rugby Preferred Producer, we and our clients know first-hand that FieldTurf are a world leader in the production of artificial turf, trusted by top rugby teams such as Racing 92, Cardiff Blues, Stade Rochelais and US Oyonnax.
The launch of Scrum 2.0 and partnership with Gray marks the start of an exciting new chapter in rugby sports turf. Systems will be ‘engineered by the players, for the players’ with direct input from players, coaches and FieldTurf’s top technical experts.
In uncertain times, it’s great to be looking to the future, and we for one are very excited to see what’s ahead for sports surface innovation in rugby.
If you’d like to learn more about our partnership with FieldTurf and how we can deliver your rugby needs, please get in touch – or check out our case studies, such as our recent construction of the RFU Championship’s first artificial turf rugby pitch.