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3g pitch maintenance - Keep your 3G pitch perfect

On this page you can find information to help you keep your 3G pitch in top condition, including support and offers from our partners Technical Surfaces and Sports Labs. 

Facility providers understand that regular maintenance of 3G pitches is essential so you can preserve its safe use, durability, aesthetics and performance levels.

Our friends and 3G Pitch Maintenance Partner, Technical Surfaces, has put together a brilliant seasonal guide to help you get the most from your pitch.

You can download this guidance document for free below.


Get In Touch

Aidan Ainsley

Facilities & Investment Lead

Email: Aidan.Ainsley@KentFA.com

3G Pitch Maintenance Partner

technical surfaces

Our 3G Pitch Maintenance Partner, Technical Surfaces are offering a FREE condition survey and report for 3G pitches in Kent worth £150. To take advantage of the offer, please contact Sinead.Merry@technicalsurfaces.co.uk

'Technical Surfaces have always been very thorough and accommodating of the school's needs when booking in pitch sweeps. The advice we have been provided by Technical Surfaces has ensured that our pitches have maintained a quality provision for our pupils and local clubs that we would not have replicated on our own.’ Nick Forward, Head of Business Development, Thinking Solutions for Education


All 3G pitches require testing and certification to be listed as approved for match play on The FA 3G Pitch Register. You can view the register on the Football Foundation website here and see the status of the pitches be it approved, expiring soon, or expired. Just select ‘Kent’ from the drop-down ‘search by County FA’ box.

Pitches used in either Step 1-6 of the National League System or Tier 1-4 of the Women’s Football Pyramid will need to have FIFA approved testing every season. For all other pitches, the FA approved test will need to be undertaken every three years. If a pitch doesn’t pass its test, remedial work may be required to take place in order for it to pass. In which case, the next step would be to contact our 3G Pitch Maintenance Partner, Technical Surfaces.

Our Official 3G Pitch Testing Partner, Sports Labs are one of three accredited testing houses in the UK who can undertake these tests. Benefits of the partnership include 20% off the off the shelf rate for testing for Kent pitches, a free test for one 3G pitch operator each season as well as support and advice around testing and certification. To book yourself in for a test with Sports Labs, contact Michael Gillespie, Field Manager on michael@sportslabs.co.uk

“Every year we have used Sports Labs for the 3G pitch testing at Hartsdown Park. We have been using them for over four years and they were already extremely competitive on pricing. Based on the price you have achieved for us, over the next four years we would save £1,200. This is the equivalent of a FREE test every four years. Excellent work, thank you Kent FA.”

Deny Wilson, Margate FC

3G Pitch Testing Partner 

Sports Labs

Sports Labs are offering a FREE test for one 3G pitch operator in Kent each season. To be in with a chance to win this test worth up to £1,392 you’ll need to book your pitch to be tested during 3G Pitch Testing Fortnight to be in the draw to win.

Contact michael@sportslabs.co.uk to book your pitch in for this season.