Replay Maintenance Limited are pleased to announce a partnership with the five County Football Associations residing in the East Midlands, namely Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire.

The Partnership will build upon some of the excellent work that has been carried out to date by a vast number of volunteers as well as paid professionals, and will further promote and enhance the maintenance provision for artificial sports pitches.

Replay Maintenance, based in Nottinghamshire, are a leading provider of maintenance to artificial sports surfaces nationwide and as such have worked closely with The FA over the last 3 years culminating in an education programme in conjunction with machinery specialists Redexim Charterhouse.

The programme delivers training and advice to those responsible of sports facilities. The core of this model is to enhance and empower the individuals concerned, which in turn greatly improves all aspects related to artificial sport surfaces.

The Partnership has been developed to allow all facilities within the five County Football Associations access to a fluid “pool” of information and advice with an expert on hand at the time they are required; a portal in which the respective County FA, Replay Maintenance and the individual facility can plan and implement the very best way to move forward regarding the care and maintenance of the synthetic sports surface and surroundings.

From initial grounds professional training through to budgets and forecasts the partnership has been designed to cater for all aspects of managing and maintaining the sports pitch.

Matt Bartle, FA Facilities & Investment Manager for the East Midlands said: “The relationship with Replay Maintenance Limited in the East Midlands region is long standing. As such, it was a logical step to formalise the relationship between Replay and the five County Football Associations (CFA’s). Replay Maintenance are experts in their field and have always been willing to share new processes, handy tips and other guidance that supports those responsible for the maintaining of an artificial surface. By adopting such an approach we have been able to agree a schedule of discounted rates with Replay which we hope will benefit those organisations that run an artificial facility.”

“I would like to thank Garry Martin from Replay, and the five County Development Managers in each of the CFA’s for embracing this proposal. I have no doubt the partnership will be well received and offer real value to the grassroots game in the East Midlands.”

Garry Martin, Director at Replay Maintenance said: “We are immensely proud to be part of this partnership with the five County FA’s. The Replay ethos has always been about giving honest and transparent advice, providing exceptional service and implementing the best maintenance procedures for the benefit of all concerned. This ethos marries perfectly with that of the five CFA’s in the East Midlands.”

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