Wasps Still Buzzing six months later
Active Leisure Contracts have recently received an official 'thumbs up' for their POLIGRAS Premium MT 65 third generation artificial grass surface which was installed for Rugby Union's, London Wasps.
The area, used by the 1st team for sprint training and skills training several times throughout a training day was chosen to achieve a consistently good surface which is important for elite athletes to train on.
"It' has proved to be a safe surface", said David Davies, chief Executive at London Wasps. "It doesn't become slippery when wet and is less likely to aggravate any compression injuries that players maybe suffering."
Davies continued "We looked at all the options on the market and it was a straight choice between using natural turf or a third generation synthetic surface that met the draft requirements of the International Rugby Board."
Players and coaches at all levels have responded well to using the Poligras surface to train on as It also take the pressure off the natural grass pitches which are currently used meaning less wear.
"The Artificial grass has become an integral part of the London Wasps strength and conditioning programme" commented Paul Stridgeom, Wasps Head of Conditioning. "It has been used extensively for warm ups, sprint and agility sessions. The Players and conditioning staff are very pleased with the facility and the benefits it brings to our organisation."
Poligras premium MT 65 is a specialised product developed primarily for rugby using slide friendly "monotape" yarn technology. Combined with a unique reinforced polyurethane backing and shock absorbing foam underlay it has been chosen by Wasps and Worcester Warriors as well as the Hong Kong football club venue for the international rugby tens.
For further information on the full range of products available, please visit www.activeleisurecontracts.co.uk or call 08700 500 902
Photo caption: Wasps player Alex King putting the new training facilities through their paces at London Wasps.