Synthetic surface at KGV pitch to help Guernsey fixture backlogs

The synthetic surface at the KGV
The KGV's 3G synthetic surface is the first in the island

Guernsey's Football Association says the new 3G pitch at the King George V playing fields could help alleviate fixture congestion in the island.

The pitch has just received approval from Fifa and the International Rugby Board to be used for competitive games.

Last season over 300 matches were postponed due to poor weather.

"It'll create more options and if we do have a poor winter like last year the clubs have another option," said GFA chief executive Gary Roberts.

"It's fantastic to have a surface such as this in Guernsey, it's the first one and we hope there'll be more in the future," he added to BBC Radio Guernsey.

England played on a synthetic surface in Moscow when they lost to Russia in a qualifying game for Euro 2008.

Saracens play all their home Premiership rugby matches on a while 3G pitches from the forthcoming season.

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