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Pompey Pitch Renovation

Pompey Pitch Renovation: Fratton Park’s pitch has undergone a summer renovation ahead of the forthcoming campaign. The Blues have spent a five-figure sum on the playing surface in order to maintain its quality. According to chief executive Mark Catlin, the close-season process involves removing the pitch’s top and reseeding, thereby ridding the threat of weeds. It represents […]

Valagro Launches Master Supreme

Valagro Launches Master Supreme: Valagro, a leading company in the production and marketing of biostimulants and other specialty nutrients, today presents their premium line of water-soluble fertilisers, Master Supreme, to the Chinese market at the NCIC Global Specialty Fertilizer Convention, a landmark event for the Chinese agricultural market, organised by China National Chemical Information Center (CNCIC). […]

Vandals Wreck Sports Ground

Vandals Wreck Sports Ground: HB Regional Sports Park management and users are understandably unhappy that over the weekend hoons in vehicles have ripped up one of the grassed playing fields. For what was probably a few minutes of “fun”, these vandals have destroyed weeks of work that went into preparing the field, ruined a season […]

Work Of A Non-League Groundsman

Work Of A Non-League Groundsman: In the no-frills, grass roots world of non-league football, it’s possible the most important man on the pitch is the groundsman. Sitting on a plastic chair, in muddy boots and paint stained jacket, David Page is every bit the non-league groundsman I was hoping to meet. “The day begins with […]

Huxley And Bearwood Join Forces

Huxley And Bearwood Join Forces: Huxley Golf was proud to be chosen to equip practice facilities for another premier golf club this Spring.  Bearwood Lakes Golf Club is widely considered as one of the very best in the South of England.  Set on what were ancient royal hunting grounds, the Club’s forest terrain and woodland has […]

Pitch Work At Pirelli Stadium

Pitch Work At Pirelli Stadium: Work has been completed on a new drainage system at the Pirelli Stadium as the pitch is prepared for the 2018-19 season. Burton Albion groundsman Simon Marshall says the groundstaff are “always keen to improve the surface”, and extra work has been undertaken this summer to get the pitch in the best […]

Vandals Tear Up Football Pitch

Vandals Tear Up Football Pitch: The Gibbons soccer field recently suffered from vandalism. Sometime between Sunday (Jun.11) and Monday, the soccer pitch was driven on while wet, causing significant damage to the grass. “I feel for the kids who use that field because the local groups they’re really all we have for our entertainment,” said Gibbons […]

Club Devastated After Mower Theft

Club ‘Devastated’ After Mower Theft: Nantwich Town FC have spoken of their devastation following the theft of thousands of pounds worth of groundsman’s equipment. In a statement released by the club this afternoon (Wednesday) a spokesman said they were “sad to report” that the club was broken into overnight, with thousands of pounds worth of […]

Vandals Cause Golf Club Closure

Vandals Cause Golf Club Closure: A popular golf course heavily damaged by vandals in Skagit County is now temporarily closed while crews replace more than a dozen greens. Roll by roll. Green by green. A transformation is underway at Swinomish Golf Links. As soon as a row of new sod is put down, crews pull it into place. […]

Accies Splash £750k On New Pitch

Accies Splash £750k On New Pitch: Hamilton have splashed out £750,000 to ensure their plastic pitch does not come out bottom of the pile again in the new season. The news comes 24 hours after the artificial turf at New Douglas Park was rated the worst surface among Scotland’s 42 senior clubs following a survey […]