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field being cleared for a pitch project 23/07/2021

3G Pitch Construction at Barwell Cricket and Sports Club Commences

This week we have broken ground at Barwell CC where we are transforming Hinckley AFC’S Kirkby Road home into a community facility with a 3G pitch. Barwell Football Club have continually been at the forefront of organised football in the area and the Club’s home ground at the Barwell Sports and Social Club complex is firmly at the heart of the village, having been in existence for over 100 years. Over the past year, the Club has been fundraising and working with the Leicestershire and Rutland FA and the Football... Read More


Update: 3G Pitch Construction – Redcar and Cleveland College

Works being carried out at Redcar and Cleveland College with regards to the 3G pitch is progressing successfully. Here at Cleveland Land Services, we are constructing a new, synthetic 3G pitch to the FIFA Quality standards. This all-weather, full-size 3G pitch is our first project that we’re happy to announce is in partnership with the Football Foundation. This comes after we successfully secured a place as 1 of the 6 specialist contractors within the UK on the Football Foundation AGP (Artificial Grass Pitch) Framework in 2020. The pitch has been... Read More


Natural Turf Pitches VS Astro Turf Pitches

Are natural turf pitches better than artificial, or astro turf pitches? This has been a long raging debate between both sports fans and players from all disciplines. Both sides of the debate have valid points, so let’s go through them and you can make your mind up for yourself! Natural Turf Pitches Professional players generally prefer natural grass pitches. They argue that a natural turf pitch is safer as it’s softer and more forgiving. In terms of performance characteristics, sports players argue that playing on artificial turf can make the... Read More

birds eye view of MFC training grounds 23/11/2020

Our 3G Pitch Installation Project For Middlesbrough Football Club

Here at Cleveland Land Services, we undertake a variety of 3G pitch projects, varying from schools through to professional sporting grounds. We’re renowned for carrying out high quality synthetic pitch installations. Last year, we had the pleasure of carrying out the 3G pitch construction for Middlesbrough Football Club at their training ground in Darlington. The project began in May 2019 and was completed in July 2019, involving the complete removal of the existing 3G turf, extension of the pitch and the installation of a brand new 3G surface. Project Preparation... Read More

a finished 3G pitch construction 30/09/2020

Could 4G be the future for 3G pitches?

It’s been a long time since the first creation of modern 2G and 3G pitches, with many clubs feeling the benefits of artificial turf thereafter. Football, cricket, tennis, rugby and hockey are just some of many sports that have adopted these generations of pitch surfaces, and it’s easy to see why. Many schools and professional clubs are experiencing the advantages of 2G and 3G pitch installations, namely being able to play sports with ease all year round. Depending on the requirements for sports clubs or schools, there are a multitude... Read More


CLS Sports double the drainage with a Campey Top-Drain 1000

We have recently added an Imants (KORO®) TopDrain 1000 from Campey Turf Care Systems to our specialist natural turf fleet to meet increased customer demand. For 15 years we have been at the forefront of sports turf contracting using our expertise and knowledge, in conjunction with the most innovative machines available. During that time drainage has, and will continue to be, one of the most vital aspects of sports turf maintenance. Keeping surfaces playable throughout the more challenging times of the season is paramount for any team or club. Introducing... Read More

VC Paul Croney & MFC player Fabio opening new outdoor pitch 02/03/2018

Middlesbrough FC’s Fabio Da Silva Opens New Pitch at Teesside University

Working to tight urban confinments, CLS Sports were responsible for significantly upgrading the synthetic turf pitch at Teesside University.  The new 3G pitch construction which replaced the old sand filled surface is FIFA certified and almost identical to the indoor pitch at the Middlesbrough Football Club training ground. It was officially opened by Fabio, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive Professor Paul Croney and Chief Operating Officer Malcolm Page. At the event serveral University teams took part in a 12 hour game of touch rugby to raise money for the Finlay Cooper... Read More