Artificial Grass Pitches for Rugby Union

Artificial grass pitches supplement good quality natural turf pitches – the enduring surface for rugby union – by providing playing, training and education facilities with a consistent surface throughout the year upon which the game can develop.

The RFU has produced some useful guidance documents on artificial grass pitches:

Insurance Cover for Artificial Pitches

The RFU Insurance cover acknowledges the use of artificial grass pitches and provides cover in the normal way, subject to permission having been given by the RFU to the home club/operator.

For more information, contact your local Area Facilities Manager:

Jon Bendle AFM
(Cornwall, Somerset, Devon, Dorset & Wilts and Gloucestershire), 07753 881272

Jason Bowers AFM
(Middlesex, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Hertfordshire), 07703 466773

Rick Bruin AFM
(Kent, Sussex, Surrey and Essex), 07738 029211

Peter Shaw AFM
(Notts, Lincs & Derby, Eastern Counties, Leicestershire, East Midlands and Warwickshire), 07734 070674

Tom Bartram AFM
(Lancashire, Cheshire, Staffordshire and North Midlands), 07841 156806

Alex Bowden AFM
(Northumberland, Durham, Yorkshire and Cumbria), 07764 336701