£8m improvement programme for football pitches

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More than 2,000 grass pitches across the UK will be improved over the next four years under a new sports improvement and investment programme from the English Football Association (EFA).

The Pitch Improvement Programme (PIP) will provide grassroots clubs, volunteers and groundskeepers with a range of services to support the on-site evaluations with practical advice and recommendations. These recommendations could range from improvements in the ground and pitch conditions to improve the pitch perimeter with spectator railings.

With 83 per cent of pitches in England under public ownership, the funding for pitch maintenance is often at risk as councils are forced to prioritise between sport and essential services, which often sport and leisure lose out.

The official pilot scheme has already seen £1m invested into grassroots pitches and 800 visits to sites by trained experts.

PIP has already proven to be a tremendous resource for many grassroots clubs. In addition, through the introduction of new technologies, The FA is able to develop local investment strategies and continue talking directly with clubs about the state of the facilities they use, providing dedicated programmes to help with improvements…

Mark Pover, The FA’s national facilities manager

Looking for Fa compliant sports improvement spectator railings for your sports facilities? Contact Zaun today!

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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