Six Nations 2020: Tips on getting your rugby pitches ready to take advantage of the buzz

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The Rugby Six Nations tournament is with us again and is due to run until mid-March 2020. This is one of the premier annual tournaments in rugby and sees teams like England, Ireland and Wales battle it out for the trophy. It is also a tournament that captures the public’s attention and creates a real buzz around the game – even from people who may normally not take much notice of it!

The knock-on effect for public rugby pitches is that there can be an increased demand from people to use them. This can also be true for school rugby pitches where more pupils may suddenly opt to play rugby in lessons. But what can you do now to make sure your pitches are ready for this?

Make sure you have effective security fencing.

One great tip to get your pitches ready for use is to ensure robust perimeter fencing in place. This is naturally very important for schools where the safeguarding of pupils is key and important for public pitches. Effective fencing will keep out those who should not have access when games are being played and prevent vandals from damaging pitches when not in use. Even if you do have some erected currently, take the time to make sure it is in good repair and arrange to have it fixed if not.

Remark any lines

When it comes to outdoor rugby pitches, the line markings are significant—this help split the pitches into sections for the players to see and reduce any disputes in-game. Having clearly marked areas will help define when a try is scored or when the ball goes out, for example. If the lines on your pitches are faded or non-existent, make sure to give them a once-over, so you are ready for any surge in demand the Six Nations brings.

Keep the grass well mown.

Playing rugby on any outdoor pitch will be hard with tall grass to navigate! However, even slightly too long grass will hinder the ball’s natural bounce and make it hard for players to move around. To avoid this on your own pitches, make sure to mow the grass to keep trim. While you do not want to go too short, it should not be a length that interferes with the general play.

Call Zaun today for the best perimeter fencing.

Call Zaun today if you need the best mesh security fencing to protect your pitches and those who use them. Zaun has an outstanding range of welded and woven mesh fencing to choose from at great value rates.

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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