Outdoor football pitches: Common mistakes to avoid when managing them

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As the football season begins to loom on the horizon again, everyone starts to get football fever. Many outdoor football pitches are actually busy all summer, too, as people take advantage of the good weather to play on them. Of course, looking after an outdoor football pitch, so it is safe to use, is key. This will make it more popular with people and help avoid any accidents you could be held liable for.

But what are the most common mistakes to avoid when looking after your outdoor football pitches?

Poor lighting

If your outdoor pitches are made available for people to use in the evenings, you must ensure adequate lighting. This will help players to see what is happening properly and avoid any nasty collisions on the pitch. It will also give your outdoor football pitches a more secure and welcoming feel. This is just as important in the summer months once the light begins to fade.

Poor maintenance

Another big no-no if you manage outdoor football pitches is not keeping on top of their maintenance. Whether they are school pitches or public ones, you must keep them in good order. This will make them more enjoyable to play on and ensure the grass is not too long to inhibit the ball’s path. Good maintenance will also ensure pitch markings are kept updated so players can easily see when the ball goes out. It will also mean any rubbish or debris is moved off the pitches, so they are safe to play on.

Lack of perimeter fencing

Football fencing is a must-have for any outdoor pitches you manage. This is because they can easily target intruders or vandals when not in use late at night. To avoid anyone accessing them who shouldn’t, security fencing is the ideal solution. It will provide not only a visual deterrent but also a physical one.

Make Zaun security fencing a part of your team.

If you do not currently have high-security fencing around your outdoor football pitches, get in touch with Zaun today. Our top-quality welded and woven mesh fencing is the perfect way to keep your pitches safe and free from any malicious damage.

About Zaun

Zaun Limited is the sole remaining manufacturer of welded and woven mesh fencing systems that manufactures the entire system in the UK.  Zaun makes the mesh, fencing panels, posts, clamp bars and fixings at its state-of-the-art five-acre production facility in Wolverhampton in the West Midlands.  Products have been tested and approved by testing organisations including CPNI, LPCB and Secured by Design.

Zaun works very closely with all stakeholders within the business including employees, local, national and international suppliers and a long-established customer base of fencing contractors to design, manufacture and supply high-quality fencing systems, increasingly often providing expertise in integrating PIDs and other systems into holistic security solutions.

Zaun was founded in 1996 and remains a private company solely owned by co-founder Alastair Henman with a regional office in Dubai. They are certified to the ISO 9001 quality standard. It is also a member of the Perimeter Security Suppliers’ Association (PSSA), of which Alastair Henman is a director.

Zaun is a proud British manufacturer and founder member of the Made in Britain campaign, a key player in the UK fencing market and one of the fastest-growing companies in an increasingly competitive industry.

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