Over the 2018/19 New Year and summer period, the City became aware that the rubber infill on the fields at Ellenbrook Sports Hub (ESH) was sticking to users’ boots in a similar manner to the way mud sticks to boots when playing on turf in winter.
However, the difference is that the rubber is difficult to remove from boots. The City, along with specialists, visited the site to observe the issues first hand and investigate the cause of the issue. Investigations are continuing, however to sum up the issue, the rubber infill has become sticky and is collecting on players footwear.
Learn more about the issue below. We will continue to provide updates as they occur.