France Hockey welcomes new performance field ahead of Paris Olympics


A new high performance center hockey field has been set up in the Paris suburbs and is expected to be used by teams to prepare for the 2024 Olympic Games.

Located at Le CREPS (Center de Ressources d’Expertise et de Performance Sportives) in Châtenay-Malabry, the pitch is some seven miles from central Paris.

Polytan, the supplier of sports surfaces, installed the artificial field which meets the standards and requirements set by the FIH.

CREPS is one of the potential training venues for the 24 teams participating in the 2024 Games, while funding for the field project has been secured as part of the preparation for the Games in Paris.

“The quality of the land is exceptional”, declared Michel Godard, director of CREPS.

“The surface will be used to accommodate international hockey teams to prepare for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, while contributing to the national and regional development of field hockey in France.

Alastair Cox, Head of Facilities and the FIH Quality Program, added: “We are delighted to see this new field, benefiting from the latest synthetic turf technology, developed to meet the criteria of sports performance, well-being of players and sustainability of the FIH quality program.

French hockey launched its Ambition Hockey 2024 two years ago with the aim of growing the sport and leaving a legacy.

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