Field of Play

Field of Play Information

Below you will find information relating to aspects of the field of play.

Field surface
Matches may be played on natural or artificial surfaces, according to the rules of the competition

The colour of artificial surfaces must be green.

Where artificial surfaces are used in either competition matches between representative teams of member associations affiliated to FIFA or international club competition matches, the surface must meet the requirements of the FIFA Quality Concept for Football Turf (3G) or the International Artificial Turf Standard (3G) , unless special dispensation is given by FIFA.

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Chris Hutchinson 

Chris Hutchinson
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T: 0191 3872928 (Option 4 then Option 4)


Field Markings and Flag Posts 

A flag post, not less than 1.5 m (5 ft) high, with a non-pointed top and a flag must be placed at each corner.

Law 1 - Interpretation of the Laws of the Game