How important is it to have a good playing surface for your football team? Is it ‘really’ worth the investment to make sure it is the best that it can possibly be? How can a fitted irrigation system make such a difference?
Formula One teams spend millions each year developing engines, appeasing temperamental driver whims and sending some of the greatest mechanical minds of the age to analyse data taken from a wind tunnel. But in truth, the most critical parts of any racing car are the four points where it touches the surface of the road – the tyres.
Likewise, a collection of the world’s most talented musicians, playing in the orchestra will not keep in time very long without their conductor’s baton; and the best trained doctors, fighting to save lives and make a difference in the world still rely upon the humble stethoscope to connect with their patients and complement their well-schooled minds.
When you look at all the aspects of building a successful football club, both on the pitch and as a sustainable business, it is all easy to overlook the importance of the most regularly used features. A well-managed, well-watered playing surface can improve the club’s playing style, reduce injuries, increase the number of times the pitch can be used each season and prolong the life of the surface. All of these factors go towards increasing the overall prosperity of the club and the image of its ambition – as portrayed to both its players and fans. It is through investing in the clubs infrastructure (you could say – at ground level) that its future growth and long-term sustainability will really be established. Just like any other sport or industry in the world it is the small things you do, the ones which your competitors don’t, that can make all of the difference. Smart investment into seemingly invisible, behind the scenes, aspects of an organisation are often the ones that go unnoticed at the time. But the negative reactions which might have followed because they weren’t made certainly would have been.
With the average temperatures rising each year, here in the UK, it has never been more important to have an automated, easily controlled and reliable irrigation system to ensure that the pitch can be kept in the optimum condition all the year round. Combined with the expert knowledge, experience that we have gained through many years of supplying, fitting and servicing irrigation systems in a wide variety of industries there is no better way to maintain a great playing surface.
At Maddison we have a wide range of football pitch irrigation systems available and our specialist fitters will be able to advise you on the most appropriate solution for your requirements. It is definitely not – one size fits all – we realise that each customer has different needs and circumstances so we will find the best solution for you.
If you would like a free review of your current circumstance and to better understand what a difference irrigation can make to your pitch and the prosperity of your club – simply get in touch.