The sport’s guidelines for England are all too clear – the youth and children should have at least half an hour of physical activity every day and double that every weekend and when there is no school. It is where MUGA fencing comes in, as MUGA stands for multiple-use game areas where kids of all ages can spend their time engaged in various activities they love. If you plan to install a MUGA fence on your property, you should be aware of the most important aspects to consider – from the height to the size. In addition, there are a few other considerations, and the correct fencing will depend on these. So, what other considerations are there? Here’s what you need to know.
The general guidelines
As mentioned, MUGA stands for multiple-use games area. They are popular in educational institutions and community facilities because they are suitable for a wide variety of games, including football, tennis, basketball, netball, rugby, and hockey. A standard court can be 35 metres by 17 metres or 38 metres by 18 metres. You would have to choose the surface of the pitch depending on the sports you would like to cater to and the users’ ages. When choosing the gates and fencing, make sure they are suited to high-impact, repetitive use to make them ideal for sports ground fencing.
Other tips for creating the best MUGA fencing:
- Make sure to select hard-wearing and durable fencing materials
Remember that the fence you choose should be able to withstand maximum impact, not only this but also repetitive impact. There would be lots of balls to contend with and other game equipment. For instance, you could go for a twin wire with a mesh and panels with overlapping posts, which offers better rigidity. You could also go for a powder-coated one to ensure that the fence is rust-resistant and you don’t have to deal with paint peeling from the surface.
- Select an open mesh
For MUGA fencing to be even more durable and to last longer, select an open mesh option or welded mesh panelling – they also serve to make for better visibility. As a result, you can check on everyone even at a distance, and spectators have a clear and unobstructed view at the same time. It is also easier for surveillance when necessary.
- Choose products and materials of the highest quality
A unique aspect of MUGA fencing is that it becomes part of the game – it contributes to a better performance from the players. And if you choose wisely, it could very well lower your expenses for maintenance. Make sure your fence comes with an extended warranty, making it a worthy investment.
- Don’t forget the height requirements
As you may already know, the most popular (or standard) height for MUGA fencing is three metres, as this height is enough to prevent balls from going outside the area. However, if the height is too low, games might be disrupted as people leave the area to retrieve equipment, which could lead to safety issues.
- Gates should complement the fencing
It follows that the gates should complement the fencing to maintain a seamless look, and there should be one or two gates installed to provide easy access for vehicles.