These fields are generally long pile with a combination of sand and rubber infill, they often have a shock pad and drainage cell under the grass. This system is most often used for Football (Soccer), Rugby League, Rugby Union, AFL, Futsal, and in the off season often also Cricket due to their interaction with the ball and shock absorption characteristics.

Often these fields require certification from the relevant sports body, compliance with that certification requires keeping maintenance and repair logs, and the widely accepted international guideline is that these surfaces need 1 hour of maintenance for every 10 hours of use.

Keeping them in good shape is essential to maximise both longevity and return on investment.

Sports Clean specialises in maintenance of these facilities and carry’s out regular maintenance for 50+ facilities. References can be supplied as required.

The Sports Clean services to Football facilities are as follows:

One of Sports Cleans SMG Turfcare in action during a groom.

Minor Servicing or Grooming

The purpose of this service is to stand up the pile, pick up larger debris (like sticks, leaves, player tape), top up the high wear areas with a small amount of infill, address any minor repairs, flag any major repairs and provide a report at the conclusion of the service. Frequency of this service will depend on field use however fortnightly grooms are most common.

One of Sports Cleans SMG Sport Champ in action during a Deep Clean

Major Servicing or Deep Cleaning

This service includes: Removing debris; loosening/disturbing the fields infill allowing it to be cleaned of dust and small broken-down vegetation; returning the infill back to the heavy wear areas of the field; checking of seams; reporting to the facility owners

This service involves the deployment of the world’s leading synthetic grass maintenance machine and its various machine attachments.

Frequency of this service will again depend on field use however most commonly twice per annum.

One of Sports Cleans Spray Units in action on a field

Surface Spraying

This is an optional step for those facilities that have high levels of moss and algae or who are concerned with sanitisation of the surface. Sports Clean uses an enzyme-based product which means its pH neutral, Biodegradable, and can be played on immediately.

Magnet on a field

Metal Removal

Sports Clean has the capabilities to include a magnet over the field during a major service/Deep Clean. The magnetic attachment was developed primarily for fields where there is concern about metal debris, but can be used as an additional step on any field. Where the magnet is used something is always picked up such as paper clips, nails.

Spreader being used to infill a long pile field

Large Infill Top Up

Field owners should budget for a significant infill top up, most often this is required at year 3-4. Sports Clean has carried this out for a large number of older fields and has in so doing has significantly increased the longevity of those fields.

Replacement of worn penalty spot


From time to time all synthetic fields will require repairs. Sports Clean has carried out many repairs and collaboratively works with the field installers and the clients to get the necessary results.

Field Handover and Training session in action

Field inspections and training with stakeholders

Management of these valuable facilities needs to be collaborative, and Sports Clean, due to its experience, will provide your stakeholders with the information they need to take care of and report on the facility.

Contact us to discuss your facility needs.