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CPD Events

Continued learning opportunities

Learning and development is an active, continuous process. It's a journey that never ends. And one that is shaped by experiences and learning opportunities gathered anywhere, anytime.

To support your journey, The FA provides a range of learning opportunities for you to engage with. From events in your region to online resources to in situ mentoring, you can access the development support that will make the biggest impact to you and your role.

For more information around upcoming CPD courses across South Yorkshire, contact Jade Elson

 

UPCOMING CPD EVENTS

 

  • MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS IN SPORT AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

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Get in touch
Email: jade.elson@sheffieldfa.com

Phone: 0114 261 5519

FAQs 

As long as they meet the surface grading determined in the competition rules, 3G FTP’s are permitted in the following competitions:
 
FA Cup 
FA Trophy 
FA Vase 
FA Youth Cup 
FA Women’s Super League
FA Women’s Premier League
FA Women’s Cup 
FA WSL Continental Cup 
FA Sunday Cup 
FA County Youth Cup 

At the moment there is no such thing as 4G or 5G, terms sometimes used by sales-people. 
 
Some manufacturers may promote non-infilled products, but these have not received acceptance as a suitable football surface and often struggle to satisfy FIFA requirements.

3G artificial grass pitches are recognised as durable, safe, year-round playing surfaces, able to withstand intensive use and all kinds of weather. 
 
They mean more people can benefit from all the associated social and health benefits of physical activity. Concerns have however been raised about the safety associated with these pitches and their constituent parts, most commonly the presence of rubber crumb. The FA take these concerns very seriously and have monitored numerous independent scientific studies on this issue, which have reported a very low/negligible level of concern for human health as a result of 3G pitches and rubber crumb. The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has recently published its own findings, following an extensive EU-wide study, and has found no reason to advise people against playing sport on 3G pitches with rubber crumb. 
 
The Sport and Play Contractors Association (SAPCA), the UK trade body for the sports pitch industry, is working to develop a voluntary industry standard that will provide restrictions that go above and beyond what is currently required for rubber crumb under European regulation. The Football Association, Sport England and leading sport governing bodies all support this approach and will continue to work with the industry to provide reassurance that pitches in this country are safe.

Any astro-turf pitch that is not on The FA 3G register i.e. without a valid test certificate, sand dressed/filled or water based is not suitable for affiliated competition.

Yes, 3G FTPs are allowed to be used for matches in all affiliated county adult and youth competitions subject to the pitch meeting the FIFA Quality requirements and appearing on The FA’s 3G register. 
 
A pitch must be tested (by an accredited test institute) every three years and the certificate or report passed to the FA. County affiliated leagues and or competitions are not allowed to refuse the use of 3G FTPs as long as they meet the required test standard.