If you need any further explanation or details, please contact EHF Education and Development Manager [email protected]


The EHF supports the donation of used quality water-based pitches. Through the last decade, the pioneering EHF Give and Get programme has provided invaluable support across the European Hockey family. We the EHF partner donor clubs and organisations with National Associations and their clubs who are in need of pitches. If you are interested in donating a water-based pitch or would like a donated pitch, then the EHF will assist you and guide you through the process. Please read the information pack here.


Ensuring the sustainability, affordability and accessibility of hockey turfs worldwide. A new hockey field is a major investment and it is therefore important that it meets the expectations of hockey players, associations and clubs. To help ensure good quality fields are built for all levels of play, from elite level competition to community development see more here.

Will high-level hockey continue to use water-based fields?

The FIH and EHF believe that the sport should be seen as a sustainable one and the world governing body is exploring ways on how to save water. Please read the Facilities FAQ around what this means for the future of pitch construction, for more information click  Facilities FAQ 18-11-23


A clear facilities rationale has been developed and implemented through the mapping of sites that identifies where multi-pitch provision should be placed. England Hockey aims to work with all stakeholders and key funding partners to strategically build new hockey facilities, read more here.


Of course, you want to make the best use of the fields of the association. But what can the fields do? How much time do you plan per game? And which maintenance issues are involved? The KNHB has set a standard for the play and use of (artificial grass) fields and has written a procedure here.