22 FEBRUARY 2017 11.00 – 15.45

S&C Slatter is delighted to present a workshop on 3G Football Turf designed for football club Directors, Senior Executives and Managers.

The workshop aims to provide information and practical advice to clubs wishing to consider how the 3G Football Turf business model could work for you, and includes a tour of the host club’s Stadium – which features a FIFA Quality Pro Performance Standard 3G Football Turf Pitch.

As part of the day you will have the opportunity to see the pitch ‘in play’ and a demonstration of the maintenance regime which ensures the playing surface remains in optimum condition.


The Programme features:

3G Pitch Case Studies
FIFA Quality Programme for Football
Latest Artificial Turf Technology
tick Financing your 3G Pitch
tick Construction Process
tick Pitch Maintenance and Aftercare


Admission is by pre-registration only


The Speakers include:


Oliver-NashOliver Ash
3G4US – Founder
Maidstone United FC – Co-owner
Speaking on Why Football Clubs Should Consider Installing 3G Stadium Pitches.

Oliver is co-owner of Maidstone United Football Club and Director and shareholder of Brive, a French Top 14 Rugby Club and former European Cup winner. He is also Director and shareholder of Goodform, a sports marketing company. Over the last 10 years he has been involved in several stadium projects as consultant or developer, including the new Gallagher Stadium in Maidstone, the extension of Brive’s stadium and a proposed redevelopment of the historic Stade Colombes near Paris, which staged the 1924 Olympic Games and was used for the film Chariots of Fire.

Oliver created 3G4US in 2011 in order to promote the benefits of 3G to football clubs, to encourage the exchange of practical information on 3G pitch projects amongst clubs, and to lobby for acceptance of 3G in National League and Football League.


Irving WeaverIrving Weaver
Harrogate Town AFC – Chairman


Speaking on the Economic  and Community Benefits of Committing to 3G

Irving is a major shareholder of Strata, a private housebuilder in Yorkshire and East Midlands, current annual sales at £117m. Harrogate Town is a wholly owned subsidiary of Strata since June 2016.


Dr Colin Young
Labosport Ltd – Managing Director


Speaking on The FIFA Quality Programme for Football Turf

Colin is Managing Director of Labosport, an international test laboratory and advisory group with unrivalled independent expertise. The company is recognised by all relevant international and national sports governing bodies. They work closely with sports policy makers to help set the standards for facilities and equipment used from the top professional levels of sport down to the grassroots community.

An engineer with over 15 years’ experience in the sports surface industry, including research and development in academia, and time working for the Sports and Play Construction Association, Colin is responsible for the strategic direction and management of Labosport. He has been responsible for expanding the company’s role into a diverse range of activities relating to sports surfaces.


Paul Fraser
FieldTurf – Marketing Director EMEA


Speaking on Artificial Turf Technology

Paul spearheads the market-leading producer’s innovation in 3G systems. With more than 12 years experience in the artificial turf industry, Paul’s is leading the development of 3G systems with a strong focus on the evolution of materials used in artificial turf, as well as the interaction of component parts including infill and shockpads. A keen football fan and season ticket holder at St Johnstone FC, Paul’s insight into current artificial turf technologies brings a wealth of information to the audience.


Tom Pinnington
The Sports Consultancy – Director


Speaking on 3G Football Turf – the Business Case, Feasibility & Funding

Tom has over 15 years’ leisure consultancy experience and is responsible for leading the growth of The Sports Consultancy’s venue development capability, establishing the team as a leading consultancy in the development of sports facilities and venues. The Sports Consultancy was established in 2006 and specialises in facility strategy, feasibility, options appraisal, business planning, leisure management and operator procurement.

Tom will provide a summary of the key business case issues to be considered in developing an artificial grass pitch for club and community use. He will highlight factors that influence viability and financially sustainable. He will also provide an insight into the typical income and expenditure figures that can be achieved.


James PollockJames Pollock

Tifosy – Head of Sales & Marketing and Co-Founder

Jeremy-JuliusJeremy Julius

Tifosy – Head of UK Business Development


Speaking on Raising Funds for Clubs through Sports Crowdfunding

James has 15 years’ experience in all aspects of marketing and business strategy working at Procter & Gamble, Unilever, and as a consultant for major FMCG manufacturers at WPP. He holds an MA from the University of Cambridge.

Jeremy has previously worked in the Financial Institutions Group at BlackRock and in Fixed Income at ICAP. Jeremy holds a first class BA(hons) from the University of Nottingham and an MSc from London Business School.