Grass Pitch at Stoneham Lane Football Complex


Entries are now welcome for the Hampshire FA Grass Pitch(es) of the Year Award, jointly sponsored by MW Turfcare and Fleet Line Markers.

Sites are invited to enter their grass pitches to be judged by industry professionals and local experts who will determine the contenders.

There are two opportunities to secure a place in this award category – a winners and a runners-up award, with this announced on the evening of the Hampshire FA Grassroots Football Awards. Both contenders as decided by the panel, will be invited to attend the Hampshire FA’s Grassroots Football Awards ceremony which will take place this year at the Hilton Southampton – Utilita Bowl on Saturday 27th of July 2024.

This award replaces the former, Grounds Team of the Year Award, and prioritises grass pitches across the county that are using PitchPower. The goal that we are collectively working towards is to ensure that grass pitches are of 'good' quality by 2030.

We will take several factors into consideration including overall pitch maintenance and usage levels, condition of the pitch and other associated factors such as litter, fencing and goals.

Minimum criteria for the award:

  • The site has had a completed PitchPower inspection
  • The PitchPower report verifies the pitch/majority of pitches as 'good'
  • The report must be valid for this 2023-24 season

Submissions are welcome from Monday 29th of January 2024 - Monday 1st of April 2024, closing at 12pm.