3G Footwear Requirements
The Hereford Academy are proud to be the only school with a 3G pitch in the county. Because of the special playing surface, only certain footwear is allowed in order to protect the pitch long term:
• ALLOWED: Standard football boots with round studs (moulded or screw-in studs without sharp edges). Please click here to see examples of acceptable footwear.
• ALLOWED BUT NOT RECOMMENDED: Astro turf trainers ARE allowed but are NOT recommended for long term use.
• NOT ALLOWED: Flat shoes including standard trainers as they will damage the surface over a sustained period.
• NOT ALLOWED: Boots with only chevron shaped moulds and blades are strictly prohibited as they will cause damage to the pitch over a sustained period. Using these type of boots on a 3G surface could also lead to an injury.
Please click here to see examples of unacceptable footwear for our 3G.
No spectators are allowed on the pitch. Spectators can watch from the designated spectators area.