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Racecourse Groundstaff Recognised By National Award

Racecourse Groundstaff Recognised By Receiving National Award: Groundstaff at Warwick Racecourse are celebrating after winning the Jumps category in the Racecourse Association’s (RCA) Racecourse Groundstaff Awards 2017. The judges, made up of an industry-wide panel including representatives from the RCA, Professional Jockeys Association (PJA), British Horseracing Authority (BHA) and National Trainers Federation (NTF), recognised the outstanding […]

Greenkeeper Shortlisted For Golf Environmental Award

Greenkeeper Shortlisted For Golf Environmental Award: One of the greenkeepers at Cumberwell Park Golf Club outside Bradford on Avon has been shortlisted for a top golf environment award. Jon Keepen, Head of Conservation and First Assistant at Cumberwell Park, has been shortlisted for the STRI Golf Environment Award for ‘Conservation Greenkeeper of the Year’, organised by […]

Jobs Lost As Sports Turf Contractor Slips Into Administration

Jobs lost as sports turf contractor slips into administration: The majority of the workforce has been made redundant after a 47-strong sports turf contractor with an operation in Cheshire slipped into administration. Souters Sports entered administration on 3 November 2017, with Paul Dounis and Steve Ross of RSM Restructuring Advisory appointed joint administrators. The business provides […]

PSG Pitch Expert Gives Sky Blues Upgrade Advice

PSG Pitch Expert Gives Sky Blues Upgrade Advice: The man responsible for preparing the pitch for the world’s most expensive footballer was on turf much closer to home this week. Co Antrim native Jonathan Calderwood, who is groundsman at Paris St Germain’s magnificent Parc des Princes stadium, was at the Ballymena Showgrounds to pass on a few tips, […]

Oxford United Groundsman On A Career In Grass

Pitch perfect: Oxford United’s groundsman on a career in grass: There is a sign stuck to the whiteboard behind Paul Currier’s desk which reads ‘Every day is a holiday for a man who loves his job’. Five minutes with the head groundsman at Oxford United is enough to know it is not a hollow statement. Currier, 58, is […]

Hat-trick for Myerscough at IOG Awards

Hat-trick for Myerscough at national IOG Awards: A Myerscough College learner has been honoured with a national accolade at the prestigious Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) Industry Awards 2017. Tara Massey was named the Toro Most Promising Sports Turf Student of the Year. 20-year-old Tara has just completed her intermediate apprenticeship with Myerscough College, working as […]

Durham CCC Groundsmen Honoured

Durham County Cricket Club groundsmen honoured for keeping Chester-le-Street ground pitch perfect: Some of the unsung heroes of North-East sport have been honoured for their dedication to keeping a cricket field pitch perfect. The grounds team at Durham County Cricket Club has won two major honours at this year’s Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) Industry Awards. The […]

Tribunal Into Dismissed KCOM Groundsmen Ends

Tribunal Into Unfairly Dismissed KCOM Groundsmen Ends: Two former groundsmen at the KCOM Stadium have been battling for compensation after being unfairly dismissed but will have to wait for weeks to find out the verdict of a tribunal hearing. Head groundsman Mark Harrison and his number two Darrell Cook were sacked by the SuperStadium Management Company […]

SMC Boss Questioned At KCOM Groundsmen Tribunal

SMC Boss Questioned At KCOM Groundsmen Tribunal: The company running the KCOM Stadium has admitted unfairly sacking two long-serving groundsmen following a dramatic day at an employment tribunal. Mark Harrison and his number two, Darrell Cook, were dismissed from their roles managing the pitch at Hull City’s ground in April – a job they had held […]