Entries by Laurence Gale

Rugby Groundsmen Connected

Rugby Groundsmen Connected: As a past player, coach and club groundsman, I am only too aware of the importance of having a decent surface to play on, Having said that, there are still many rugby clubs that for one reason or other fail to invest the appropriate time, resources and money in keeping their pitches in […]

Shrewsbury Rugby Club

Laurence Gale enjoys a nostalgic trip back to Shrewsbury Rugby Club: Our personal sporting heritage in this country, nearly always starts from our introduction into sport during our schooling days and then more progressively by the good work done by hundreds, if not thousands, of community sports clubs.  My own sporting career started in the […]

World Class, without resting on their laurels

World Class, without resting on their laurels Laurence Gale travels to Derby to see developments at Dennis and Sisis: It has been a couple of years since my last Dennis and SISIS factory visit and it’s always good to catch up to find out about any new developments and see what new products may be coming […]

The World’s Best

The World’s Best: Laurence Gale goes back to university to discover what has made Loughborough the world’s best university for sport Loughborough has been named the best sporting university in the world in the global QS higher education league table. It is actually the first time the annual QS World University Rankings by subject have included […]

Laurence Gale Makes A Return Visit To The STRI

Research at its Best: Laurence Gale popped up to Yorkshire to make a return visit to the STRI It has been a few years since I last visited the STRI trials grounds, so it was pleasing and very rewarding to have the opportunity to attend one of the recent STRI Research open days last week and […]

Laurence Gale impressed with Dennis and SISIS Cricket Seminar

Turf Matters’ Laurence Gale attended the Dennis and SISIS Cricket Seminar. He was impressed… Dennis and SISIS have again hosted another successful cricket education event, which attracted well over 160 practising Groundsmen to St Albans School, Woollam Trust Playing Fields. The event follows on from the hugely successful ‘For the Groundsmen by The Groundsmen’ series […]