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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 […]

Glyphosate Decision Delayed

Glyphosate Decision Delayed: The next step for the Commission will be to table a vote at another SCoPAFF meeting at a future date, to be confirmed.  Renewal will require a qualified majority vote (QMV) in the committee. If this is not reached, the issue could be tabled at the EU Appeals Committee. The current license […]

Pitch Invading Squirrel Goes Nuts At Etihad Stadium

Pitch Invading Squirrel Goes Nuts At Etihad Stadium: Fans enjoyed a spot of pre-match entertainment earlier this week – courtesy of a furry pitch invader.  Shortly before kick-off, groundsmen spotted a grey squirrel by the corner flag at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium. To the cheers of fans, they attempted to shoo it away with their forks. They […]

Vote To Renew Glyphosate Has Failed

Breaking News! Vote To Renew Glyphosate Has Failed: An initial round of votes has failed to gain sufficient support today – the vote was on whether to renew glyphosate’s license for a further 10 years in the EU. This will spur the European Commission to negotiate a shorter renewal period with EU countries, people involved said. […]

Parliament To Vote On Glyphosate Phase-Out Resolution

European Parliament to vote on glyphosate phase-out resolution: A vote on a resolution within the European Parliament for glyphosate phase-out, with full ban by end 2020 will be held on 24 October. Some MEPs want a full ban on glyphosate-based herbicides by December 2020, and immediate restrictions on the use of the herbicide. The Committee on […]

Groundsman Honoured By Lifetime Achievement Award

Groundsman Maurice Honoured By Lifetime Achievement Award: The unsung hero of Haydock park racecourse who makes sure the course is fit for purpose has been honoured with a lifetime achievement award. Haydock Park stalwart Maurice Crooks has worked at the venue for 46 years and the head groundsman has scooped the Lifetime Achievement Award in the […]

Good Luck Message For Atletico Madrid-Bound Groundsman

Eddie Howe’s good luck message for Atletico Madrid-bound groundsman Dan Gonzalez: Cherries boss Eddie Howe saluted Dan Gonzalez ahead of the groundsman’s big move – to Atletico Madrid. Gonzalez, who has played his part in making the Vitality Stadium surface one of the best in the Premier League, is to become head groundsman for the Spanish […]