SIS Pitches are dedicated to going the extra mile
CEO of olympiacos Academy
We are very pleased by choosing to cooperate with SISGrass in order to establish the hybrid system. Firstly because we improved and upgraded the pitch in our stadium ‘Georgios Karaiskakis’. Secondly because of their professionalism they managed to perform in difficult circumstances and to accomplish the works. We are proud to have this playing surface, the first in Greece and would be please to recommend to other clubs.
George Pavlou, July 2016
Training Facility Manager, Besiktas JK
Installation of SIS’s latest hybrid system pitch technology SISGRASS will be a touchstone of our team’s success. By having an all-year round mint condition surface for players – both on stadium and training pitch- it will give a consistent concentration for better play to all technical and field team. “Working with SIS Pitches has already feels like we have taken one step further towards to a new era of football play excitement.
Mr Ilker Yilmaz, January 2016
Head Groundsman, FA St. George’s Park
With SISGRASS, SIS Pitches has not only matched the competition I believe they have bettered it. The accuracy of the stitching was amazing and was also cleaner and neater. Not having to worry about major oil leaks was also a huge comfort. Being electric is a huge step forward. The time on site was also greatly reduced, the whole pitch being done extremely quickly with just one machine. Its playability is excellent and all in all SISGRASS is a massive step forward, one which will benefit many clubs and training grounds in the months and years ahead.
Alan Ferguson, July 2015
Manager, Hull City Tigers FC
The new pitches are fantastic and we know how vitally important it is that we have a quality surface to train on, as we prepare for matches throughout the season. This will play a key role in our plans to return this Club to the Premier League. A long summer of hard work has certainly been worth it and we’re confident that our new pitches will stand up to the rigours of a full season.
Steve Bruce, Oct 2015
Captain, Hull City Tigers FC
We have really enjoyed training on the new pitches so far and as players we know that excellent surfaces like these, especially during the winter months, can help give us an advantage over the course of a season. A good training surface is also important when it comes to injury prevention too and I’m sure our new pitches will bring us many more benefits as the months progress.
Michael Dawson, Oct 2015
Deputy Assistant Head, Valley Park Community Primary
Sports are a big part of a child’s life and our existing mini-pitch was in a shocking state. We definitely would not have been able to afford this mini pitch without SIS Pitches because capital development has been reduced everywhere. It’s a great gift and SIS Pitches did a fantastic job. “The children just love it and want to play on it all the time. It’s not just the surface, which is nice and soft and safe, but the design of it. It’s unique because the children were involved in the design and chose the colours themselves, which was a great idea for a class project. “It allows us to do more PE and have extra-curricular athletics, football and after hours clubs, whatever the weather. Play is a universal language and the kids just love it.
Beth Stevenson, Oct 2015
Headmistress, Cundall Manor School
Cundall Manor School required SIS to deliver a turnkey package to a tight budget and deadline. The company were very accommodating and worked closely with us throughout the delivery of the project. Regular and open communication in the run up to the start of the project and then throughout the build ensured the senior management from the school were kept aware of progress and developments at all times, and that there was no slippage in either timescale or costs.
It was paramount that no-one’s safety either on site or around the site, was compromised. Strict adherence to Health and Safety protocols, both statutory and those requested by the school, ensured this was so throughout the duration of the project. Similarly, the professional conduct of the entire site team, the general tidy appearance of site times and the minimal disturbances to normal school day activities and use of adjacent sports grounds, were all exemplary. The superb playing surface has been eagerly used by a range of children from ages 6 – 16, hockey is a major sport at Cundall and the opportunity to play on our own astro has been wonderful.
Amanda Kirby, October 2015
Managing Director, Rosslyn Park FC
SIS were very highly recommended to us by in particular our friends at Saracens. It was a major project for Rosslyn Park, the biggest capital outlay for many a moon and we wanted to work with the best. We are absolutely delighted with our new pitch, it is an amazing facility and the amount and quality of rugby that is now being played on our 1 pitch main site is fantastic! We could not be happier with our decision to install an artificial pitch facility and, as importantly, our decision to work with SIS. We would highly recommend SIS to anyone looking to make the conversion from grass to 4G. Extremely professional from start to finish and a pleasure to work with.
Shaun Justice, September 2015
Hon Treasurer, Eastwoodbury Lane Centre
I am delighted to have the opportunity to confirm that the SIS Pitches team produced a high grade product for us, within time, to the budget agreed, and in a very professional manner in relation to us as client. As an organisation, the Eastwoodbury Lane Centre is small – very small – with few clients, a very small annual budget, and considerable reliance on a management team of volunteers. As such, the project to create a 3G pitch represented a massive increase in financial and management commitment. We quickly identified and accepted that Phil Blackwell and his SIS Pitches team were both honest and reliable. A few issues were raised by us during construction, but Phil listened carefully, adapted the programme and delivered with no delays. The pitch looks magnificent… We, and all
As an organisation, the Eastwoodbury Lane Centre is small – very small – with few clients, a very small annual budget, and considerable reliance on a management team of volunteers. As such, the project to create a 3G pitch represented a massive increase in financial and management commitment. We quickly identified and accepted that Phil Blackwell and his SIS Pitches team were both honest and reliable. A few issues were raised by us during construction, but Phil listened carefully, adapted the programme and delivered with no delays. The pitch looks magnificent… We, and all visitors, are immensely impressed with the lines and the methods by which they were created. To date, we have no concerns regarding the quality of the equipment or materials.
Trevor Clements, September 2015
Senior Leisure Officer, Community Partnerships Services Directorate
Crawley Borough Council appointed Support in Sport (SIS) to supply and install a 3G Pitch. The standard of service received from appointment through to completion was to a high professional standard. The contract was confirmed from the outset with all objectives achieved within the contract period. The site management and quality of installation was delivered to the highest standards with the project being delivered 10 days ahead of schedule and within the agreed budget. I would employ the services of SIS for future works and would recommend them as a competent contractor.
Paul Baker, Aug 2015
Project Manager, St. Mary’s RC High School
We approached five companies, asking for specification advice and quotations. It soon became obvious that SIS Pitches were the most helpful in putting together the best specification which suited our budget and needs. The School had insisted on a very tight programme based upon completion during the school summer holidays and then added the complication of having to work around new building works. Your Site Supervisor, Cameron Thompson, took all in his stride and did a magnificent job. Cameron Thompson and his site team worked long days and weekends to complete the project on time. He answered every email and telephone call (and there were many) and always gave truthful answers and delivery dates. Now that the works are complete and the pitch is in full use, all participating teams and visiting teams have commented on the excellent playing surface and
Now that the works are complete and the pitch is in full use, all participating teams and visiting teams have commented on the excellent playing surface and shockpad. A great improvement on the previous pitch. Cameron Thompson has also provided invaluable after sales assistance to the site manager who runs the facility.We would certainly recommend SIS Pitches to any of your prospective clients and they would be welcome to visit our excellent facility at St. Mary’s High School.
Gary McCormick, March 2015
Long-serving Trustee and Lead Member for Fund Raising, Sandylands Sports Centre
The full-size floodlit 3G Artificial Grass Pitch at Sandylands Sports Centre, a self-help Registered Charity run by a voluntary Management Committee, is one of the most well-used facilities of its kind in the country. Indeed, the Sports Centre is also the main provider of community sport and recreational facilities in Craven. However, unfortunately, we are a victim of our own success and, of late, the surface of the 2004 facility was becoming very ‘flat’ and did not comply with FA or FIFA standards. SIS (UK) Ltd have recently undertaken the required re-surfacing and actually finished ahead of schedule and to budget.
The Management Committee are highly delighted with the work and your staff, especially Jon the Contracts Manager and Mark the Site Supervisor are a credit to SIS. Without hesitation, Sandylands sports Centre would certainly recommend SIS (UK) Ltd to any school, football club or similar community Sports Centre to ourselves. We look forward to working with you again.
Roger Beck, October 2016
Head of Capital Projects, Darlington Borough Council
SIS were a pleasure to work with and have produced a superb pitch for us. Throughout the delivery phase they worked hard to ensure that all the stakeholders involved were kept up to date with progress, and the site team went the extra mile to ensure everyone was more than happy with the end product.
Brian Robson, October 2016
Funding & Strategy Development Manager, Norwich City community Sports Foundation
On behalf of Norwich City community Sports Foundation we would like to thank SIS for the recent 7 aside 3G pitch relay. The project was delivered on budget, quicker than the time timescales set and was to a very high standard. The communication and co-operation of the staff was excellent from quotation all the way to completion. We hope to use SIS in future projects and would be very happy to recommend you in the future.
Jackie Thornton, September 2016
Bursar at St Joseph’s College Reading
SIS Pitches (SIS UK Ltd) have today completed installation of our new Multi Use Games Areas, on time and on budget, just as they promised. The courts look amazing and our students can’t wait to get on to them and start to take advantage of this significant improvement to our facilities. These courts replace an often waterlogged grass pitch and SIS have made the area playable all year round through the installation of an extensive drainage system. I am delighted with the result and am already looking at the next project they can develop for me.
Anthony Leggett, July 2016
Senior Operations Manager, Littledown Centre
We would like to take this opportunity to thank Simon and his team for the installation of 6 3G pitches at the Littledown Centre and for the recommendation from a previous client of SIS. We insisted on a very short turn around for the installation of the pitches and SIS comfortably delivered, Wojciech (Site Supervisor) and his team of staff worked tirelessly throughout the project to ensure the contract was delivered on time and he and his team were always accommodating with any request. We have already received fantastic feedback from our league provider, staff members and all of our long standing customers regarding how well the pitches look and play. I would have no hesitation to recommend SIS to anyone wishing to install this type of facility and we welcome anyone to visit our site in Bournemouth.
Richard Flower, July 2016
Leisure Services Manager, South Staffordshire Council
I would like to report back on behalf of South Staffordshire Council our sheer delight at the excellent standard and quality of the completed 3G pitches at both Codshall and Penkridge Leisure Centre. Working in partnership with both Wolgarston and Codshall High School, the construction had to be managed well as both joint-use sites were very busy both day and night. The SIS site team worked long days and weekends to complete the projects. Communications via email, meetings and telephone were excellent. The quality of the 3G pitches is one to be celebrated and provide South Staffordshire, with a long legacy to our sporting clubs and that of the whole community. The pitches will improve opportunities for generations of people. The pupils, teachers, players and coaches absolutely love the pitches. Working with SIS has been an exciting journey and with an end product that oozes quality. Your company is held in high regard and the professionalism and dedication
The quality of the 3G pitches is one to be celebrated and provide South Staffordshire, with a long legacy to our sporting clubs and that of the whole community. The pitches will improve opportunities for generations of people. The pupils, teachers, players and coaches absolutely love the pitches. Working with SIS has been an exciting journey and with an end product that oozes quality. Your company is held in high regard and the professionalism and dedication was a complete joy. There is no doubt South Staffordshire Council would recommend your company to other authorities, companies and sporting clubs.
Tony Ward, February 2016
HEAD GROUNDSMAN , Derby County
We had six weeks to grow the pitch from seed, and in this time we also had to carry out the stitching. The pitch was completed in five days with two machines- which is remarkable. The machines have many features which help to reduce the stress on the plant during the stitching which is a huge bonus with the renovation windows getting shorter every season.
We have been able to host additional usage on the stadium pitch and also improve on pitch quality. The players, coaches and staff have all noticed the difference both here and Pride Park Stadium and at our training centre, where we have installed four.
Nathan Scarff, February 2017
Stadium director, saracens
Whilst our priority is to provide the best possible playing surface for our home Aviva Premiership Rugby and European fixtures (which the SISTurf surface allows us to do), Saracens has also always been known for its community focus. Having the SISTurf pitch helps us provide users, young and old, from our community, access to the facility and surface for their training and fixtures. The aim is to embrace the community and encourage a sense of affiliation to Saracens, something the SISTurf pitch is a huge part of.
Richard Gregg, April 2017
director business development, Malta national stadium
After consultation with world leaders in design and construction of hybrid pitches, the Malta FA awarded the contract to SIS Pitches who are well known for this type of technology. The works comprised of the removal of pitch profile to drainage level, the supply and installation of a new drainage system including a gravel layer, an irrigation system followed by sand and root zone layer as well as installation of SISGrass and grow-in maintenance. The standard of service received from appointment through to completion was to a high professional standard. The quality of construction was delivered to the highest standards with the project being delivered on schedule, within the agreed budget and to the satisfaction of players.
Emanuel Cassar, March 2017