A MUGA pitch specification allows schools and sports clubs to make the most of their limited space with an all in one solution for football, netball and hockey. This also saves time and money for the caretaker as there is no need to cut the grass, weed or carry out other intensive procedures on a regular basis.
As well as being low maintenance, MUGAs are an all weather surface so they can be used all year round. They don’t flood like natural grass and won’t turn into the caretaker’s worst nightmare during wet weather conditions. This means they can be played on by sports teams and children alike whenever the fancy takes them.
Choosing the Right MUGA Pitch: Understanding Specifications and Considerations
Depending on the type of MUGA pitch you have installed, there are different ways it can be constructed. For example, type 1 and type 2 MUGAs have a macadam surface finish that is topped with colored anti slip coatings for added grip. Type 3 and type 4 MUGAs have a polymeric rubber surface finish which is suitable for netball, 5-a-side football, and basketball. However, contact sports such as hockey and football can erode the surface and lead to the need for thicker surfaces or modified coatings.
There are many other advantages of having a MUGA at your school, college, university or sports club. The surfacing is a lot safer than traditional grass and prevents serious injuries such as ankle ligament damage or broken bones. It is also a great way to encourage healthy lifestyles as it helps children learn how to stay active.