Matchsaver – Non-League Pitch Protection

It may only be February but at the moment spring seems to have arrived here in the England. This time last year Europe was shivering under a blanket of snow courtesy of the ‘Beast from the East’ direct from Siberia. The 2019 version of the ‘Beast’ may still join us in March so here at Matchsaver we remain cautious. Elsewhere many parts of North America in particular are firmly in winter’s grip with many areas experiencing record breaking snowfall.

Rapid weather changes can play havoc with sporting fixtures. In England postponed fixtures are a real blight on the non-league game with the dreaded P –P ‘match postponed’ a common sight on snowy Saturday results programmes. Postponed matches means fixture pile-up and revenue disruption that cannot be easily replaced even with the re-arranged fixtures, therefore keeping fixtures on – if possible – is always desirable. Non-league clubs are tackling the issue. AFC Barrow, Dover Athletic, Altrincham FC and Spennymoor Town FC have all taken delivery of Matchsaver pitch covers. Football pitch covers can offer no guarantee of course but they are an effective tool in helping keep more matches on during spells of bad weather. Last season Dover Athletics’ covers helped enable their fixture against Leyton Orient to go ahead when every other fixture in their league was postponed. Contact us here at Matchsaver for more information on all our products.

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