The Football Foundation is a charity that channels funding through the Premier League, The FA and Government through Sport England. They invited artificial grass producers, alongside their construction partners, to participate in a manufacturer-led Framework tender, to deliver artificial grass pitches (AGPs) and associated works for clubs, the education sector and local communities across the country. To date, 914 artificial grass football pitches have been installed on the original AGP Supplier Framework.
McArdle Sport Tec partnered with TigerTurf, were thrilled to be selected on the original Football Foundation Framework in 2015; but were ecstatic to learn we had been successful on the subsequent 2019 Framework tender. The tendering process was challenging and complex, however our comprehensive in-house policies, procedures, accreditations, and qualified skilled members of staff ensured we provided a thorough and successful tender submission.
We have installed numerous FIFA Quality and FIFA Quality Pro artificial turf pitches on and off the Framework and take pride in constructing high quality facilities, transforming clubs, schools and universities across the United Kingdom gaining an exemplary reputation along the way.
Steve Barclay Estimating Director – McArdle Sport Tec quoted: “Following a great deal of hard work by our team in a demanding and meticulous tendering process, we are thrilled to be appointed onto the new Football Foundation AGP Supplier Framework with our partner TigerTurf. We take great pride in knowing that the pitches we build will benefit local clubs and communities by providing sporting opportunities for all, resulting in positive effects on physical health, mental health, participation and the overall economy”.
Paul Langford Managing Director for TigerTurf UK sums up: “We are delighted to have been selected by the Football Foundation for the next phase of installations. Along with our construction partners, McArdle Sport Tec we have worked on the Football Foundation framework for over seven years and it’s an achievement we are extremely proud of. The Foundation’s commitment to supporting grassroots sport is something mirrored by TigerTurf and McArdle and having the opportunity to provide state of the art facilities to schools, clubs and communities across the country is something we are very honoured to do. We are excited to continue to build the next generation of 3G pitches with McArdle and to continue working alongside the Football Foundation to focus on sustainable, high-performing surfaces for the next generation of sporting stars.”