Table 1

Cohort characteristics for clubs with artificial turf and natural grass at their home venue

Surface at home venue
Artificial turfNatural grass
Club seasons1837
Player seasons4961011
Cohort characteristics†
 Age (years)25.2 (5.0)25.0 (4.9)
 Height (cm)182.5 (6.2)182.7 (6.4)
 Weight (kg)78.2 (6.8)78.3 (7.1)
 Training hours‡202 (83)216 (88)*
 Match hours‡33 (20)32 (20)
  • *p<0.05.

  • †Values are mean (SD).

  • ‡Mean exposure/player/season.