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Treasurer, Blackwater GAA

Blackwater GAA carefully chose SIS Pitches’ Hybrid pitch system for our indoor hall area after a process of travelling to many pitches around the country to find the best possible surfacing option for our club.

A number of positives which influenced or decision;

  1. SIS Pitches are both the manufacturer and installer of the surface, meaning only one warranty is required for our facility, and all payments are made directly to the supplier which gave us peace of mind as a Club.
  2. Both yarns in their dual fibre system meet the GAA standards when tested on their own. This allowed us to get the benefit of the hard-wearing fibrillated grass as well as the monofilament upright grass for ball performance.
  3. SIS Plus is the only online portal for club maintenance and assistance.  All warranty requirements can be uploaded by phone or web directly to SIS Pitches, and we are given instant access to the manufacturer and specialist contractor through this one easy-to-use SISPlus Portal.  This helps maintain our warranty with the manufacturer as well, as we are not dealing with third parties.
  4. Darren and Mark were very professional to deal with and have a great knowledge of the synthetic turf industry with 30 years’ experience constructing sports pitches
Keith Barrett, November 2017

Secretary, Kader FC

“I just wanted to send an official letter to say how much of a pleasure it was to work with yourself and the SIS UK team while you worked on the 3G pitch at Kader.
The workmanship is top class and we’re very happy with the finished pitch. Considering the bad weather we had, we were all impressed that you managed to get the work completed when you did.
Thank you for all your help and we look forward to many years of football on the new pitch.”

Chris Hudson, February 2018

Course Manager, Long Ashton Golf Club

‘Since being stitched with SISGrass, the tee on the par 3 13th at Long Ashton has seen improved surface consistency and stability. Surface damage is reduced through play, extending the usage and improving recovery time with less repair work. The SISGrass fibres blend naturally into the grass sward, improving the appearance of the tee after usage.’

James Braithwaite, January 2018

Project Manager at Loughborough University

Loughborough University appointed SIS Pitches in June 2015 on a design and build contract for the conversion of the 1st XV rugby pitch to an artificial surface. This comprised the conversion of its 1stXV rugby pitch to a 3G SISTurf Rugger 65mm grass pitch with a 20mm insitu shockpad, both installed by and manufactured by SIS Pitches.

The SIS Pitches team, led by Jon Turnbull provided an excellent service both in terms of the quality of the finished product and the contract service offered. The project was completed on time despite challenging timeframes with a proactive, customer focused and non-contractual approach.

We will have no hesitation in employing SIS Pitches on future projects and recommending them for similar tasks. I look forward to working with SIS Pitches again; it was a pleasure working with Jon and his team, who demonstrated a positive “can and will do approach” throughout.

In conclusion, my thanks to the SIS Pitches team for their contribution to making this project the success that it is.

Ian Woodhouse, January 2018

Chief Operating Officer at St Paul’s School

‘We were extremely impressed with the professional manner in which SIS Pitches carried out the works at our site.’

Their team was able to overcome substantial logistical obstacles with thorough planning and no shortage of knowledge nor skill. To complete such a complex job in only 9 weeks, ahead of schedule, has been testament to their professionalism.’

Edward Flute, December 2017

Chairman, Lichfield City FC

I am writing to express my gratitude for the fantastic job that SIS Pitches team have done in installing our New 3G pitch.

[…] Although we paid for the 3G installation ourselves we wanted to use a contractor that was on the FA framework program, we felt this would give us some security that the company we chose would be very familiar with all aspects of installing a 3G pitch.

We met with 3 companies and decided on SIS Pitches pretty quickly, Joe Shaw was our first point of contact and he gave us the confidence that SIS Pitches were the right company to use. Joe has a great understanding of the customers needs and did everything he said he would do.

Our installation team Cameron Thompson, Gareth Hesp and Dean Patterson were a joy to work with. From day one there was always one of them on site managing the installation, offering updates and solving any problems. They were superb when it came to the situations that were unforeseen and always found a suitable solution.

I would recommend SIS UK Ltd to any prospective clients looking for a 3G pitch, just let them get on with it they are the experts.

Thank you from all at Lichfield City FC.

Darren Leaver, November 2017

Stadium Manager of Trabzonspor FC Medical Park Stadium Senol GUNES Sport Complex

After the stitching of SISGrass on the pitch in Oct 2016, we played our first game on the surface a month after. When we make a comparison between our old stadium pitch at Avni Aker Stadium and our new one at Medical Park Stadium, the improvements are easy to observe.

The new pitch playing surface is durable, with better root establishment underneath leading to lesser wear and tear during games.   

There have been no injuries to any player that has played on the pitch. We are fully satisfied what SIS Pitches made with SISGrass and the regular maintenance of the pitch so far.

Additionally, with installing a SISAir system, we are confident to say that the system is able to provide a cool, fresh breeze underneath. This in turn leads to a comfortable rootzone underneath the surface and a higher-quality surface for the players.

We also have full trust in the vacuum mode of the system and we believe this will help tremendously to keep the surface water-free. This is important as we can get heavy rain fall during a game due to our location in the Blacksea Region here in Turkey! 

With having the latest technology of SISGrass and SISAir, we believe the severe summer stress will not be an issue for us anymore, which it had been for many years with high humidity and hot weather conditions in our area.

We now have an exemplary pitch, which we think it should encourage to other clubs and facilities in Turkey. 

Huseyin EMIN, September 2017

Head of Sport, University of Manchester

Our project, to add four new synthetic pitches and a 3 bay cricket training area, was the largest investment into sports facilities at the University of Manchester for nearly 10 years. SIS Pitches provided a very competitive and high quality bid and were awarded the contract. During a complication construction period, not helped by the typically wet Manchester weather, SIS Pitches maintained good communications with staff on site, and management through regular progress meetings. Standards were never compromised and little details such as providing purple nets and University logo’d mats really made a difference to the final presentation. With SIS Pitches, we achieved everything we set out to and are the proud owners of an excellent facility that will add massively to the student experience and provide a world class environment for them and the local community well into the future.

Vicky Foster-Lloyd, October 2017

Partnership & Project Manager, University of Hull

It has been a pleasure working with SIS Pitches during our Sports Grounds development; from tender through to design and delivery the attention to detail and professionalism has been outstanding.

The communication throughout the project has been excellent and helped support the engagement with our students and community users.

During the project, all SIS Pitches staff upheld standards of the site cleanliness and safety ensuring our other services could continue as normal.

The University and our customers are very happy with the final pitches, the quality of the pitches and the finish, thus supporting our vision of sporting excellence.

Steve Curtis, July 2017

STADIUM MANAGER OXFORD CITY F.C.

New SISTurf pitch installation to meet FIFA Quality Pro standards at Court Place Farm, Oxford City F.C

A lot of planning and hard work has gone into this project over a long period of time which has now come to fruition, creating one of the best football facilities in the home counties.

We worked very closely with SIS Pitches to ensure that a 1st class facility was created in a tight deadline, enabling us to be fully ready for the 2017/18 season in the Vanarama National League South.

With over 40 teams using the extensive facilities here we hope that all sides benefit from the playing surface and have a successful season.

SIS Pitches demonstrated an excellent understanding of our requirements and their team were very accommodating with the existing facilities that needed to stay open on the site. With 100 apprentices and a busy thoroughfare of users SIS Pitches and Matthew Hodgson the Site Manager in particular worked really closely with us to ensure a safe and well managed environment.

Frank Thompson, August 2017

Business Manager, Sherburn High School

I would like to say how helpful, professional and efficient SIS Pitches (UK) Ltd were during the 3 months they were on site constructing our new full size 3G artificial Grass Pitch which was completed in July 2017.

It was a pleasure dealing with SIS Pitches both on a day to day basis and also at our regular site meetings where they kept us fully informed at all time.  They had rigorous systems in place including health and safety procedures which passed all scrutiny from our local council.

Staff on site were always approachable, friendly and very knowledgeable.  Regional directors/manager also visited regularly and were always available to answer any queries we had.

SIS Pitches went above and beyond the practicalities by accommodated our exam period where construction noise needed to be kept to a minimum when students were sitting their exams nearly.  They were flexible where they could and considerate when needed.

At the final handover meeting only one minor issue was raised which was swiftly rectified and underlined the  first class service we experienced from them throughout disruptive and inconvenient process involved in building a 3G pitch on a school site during term time. Thank you

Jill Pounder, 16th August 2017

Partnership & Project Manager (Sport), University of Hull

It has been a pleasure working with SIS Pitches during our Sports Grounds development; from tender through to design and delivery, the attention to detail and professionalism has been outstanding. The communication throughout the project has been excellent and helped support the engagement with our students and community users. During the project all SIS Pitches staff upheld high standards of site cleanliness and safety ensuring our other services could continue as normal.

The University and our customers are all very happy with the final pitches, the quality of the pitches and the finish, thus supporting our vision of sporting excellence.

Steve Curtis, 26th July 2017