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Pitch & Goalpost Information

The FA / NFA receive many enquiries regarding pitch and goalpost sizes that are suitable for specific age groups

This document explains the various sizes of goalposts recommended and pitch markings for the following formats of the game:

Mini Soccer

9v9 Football

Youth Football

Adult Football

Download The FA Guide to Pitch and Goalpost Dimensions

3G artificial turf pitches

3G artificial turf pitches are recognised as durable, safe, year-round playing surfaces, able to withstand intensive use and all kinds of weather. More people can benefit from all the associated social and health benefits of physical activity using these pitches. 

The current position statement from The FA on the use of rubber crumb on 3G artificial turf pitches can be found on The Groundsmanship website.  

The FA encourages the use of 3G artificial turf pitches for competitive match play on surfaces that have achieved the required standard – known as The FA 3G Pitch Register. 

View The FA 3G Pitch Register

For more information on pitches, goalposts and 3G artificial pitches in Northamptonshire please contact a member of our team using the contact details at the top of the page.

Contact

Stuart Smith

Football Development Officer

(E) stuart.smith@northantsfa.com

(T) 01604 678409