Aim:

To improve the speed of the ball across the pitch surface. Often dependent on pitch construction.

Method:

Irrigation equipment may be automated or manual.

Timing:

Up to 2-3 hours before kick off (This is dependent on system used).

Effects of Incorrect Procedure:

  • Water logged playing surface.
  • Inefficient irrigation wastes water & money.

Equipment:

Automated or manual irrigation system.

Practical Tips:

Pre-match irrigation should only be used if the resources are available.