Groundsman ‘Tweaks’ Pitch Plans

Groundsman ‘Tweaks’ Pitch Plans: Fleetwood Town’s head groundsman Nick Hyndman has revealed that feedback from keeper Alex Cairns has resulted in a different approach to relaying the Highbury pitch this summer. Hyndman is hopeful the pitch will be in “brilliant” condition by the time Premier League side Burnley arrive for a friendly on July 23. […]

Award For Gillingham Groundsman

Award For Gillingham Groundsman: Gillingham groundsman John Plummer was awarded the Elliott Scally Cup at the club’s awards evening last Sunday. The cup goes to someone at the club who deserves special recognition. Plummer was given the daunting task of dealing with a new hybrid pitch early on in the season after the old one […]

Groundsman Targets Improvements

Groundsman Targets Improvements: Swindon Town groundsman Marcus Cassidy hopes beneath the surface improvements, as a result of continued investment over the summer, can help improve the County Ground pitch even further next season. Town were confirmed as winners of the Grounds Team of the Year award for League Two on Wednesday night, one place better […]


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Groundsman Celebrates 30th Year

Groundsman Celebrates 30th Year: A long serving groundsman at Worcestershire County Cricket Club has celebrated a milestone of 30 years looking after the picturesque cricket ground. Tim Packwood, the head groundsman at the New Road ground, marked his 30th year at the club this weekend. Mr Packwood came to the club in April 1989 as […]

Groundsman’s Expertise At Aintree

Groundsman’s Expertise At Aintree: The head groundsman from Cartmel Racecourse headed to Aintree over the weekend to play a crucial role in the 2019 Grand National. Gary Sharp, 40, has worked at the south Cumbria course since 2002, ensuring the track is in peak condition for each of its nine race days every year. But […]

Liverpool Groundsman Retires

Liverpool Groundsman Retires: Groundsman Allan Webster has retired from his role at Liverpool after more than 40 years working at the club. The 64-year-old has tended to the famous Anfield pitch as well as the training ground at Melwood, and since 2005 he has looked after the lawns at the academy in Kirkby. Speaking to Allan […]

Manager’s Tribute To Former Groundsman

Manager’s Tribute To Former Groundsman: Southend United manager Chris Powell has paid tribute to Sid Broomfield, the man who helped to build Roots Hall. Broomfield passed away earlier this week, aged 94. And Powell insisted the club’s former groundsman would forever be a massive part of the club’s history. “You don’t get too many people […]

Award For Beccles Town Groundsman

Award For Beccles Town Groundsman: Beccles Town have been crowned winners of the Suffolk FA Groundsman of the Year sponsored by Ransomes at the first time of asking. The club had never previously entered the competition, which is open to clubs in the county at Step 7 and below. The five members of the Judging […]

Praise For Orient Groundsman

Praise For Orient Groundsman: Leyton Orient assistant Ross Embleton hailed the work of Colin James and his staff after pitch struggles last season due to a lack of investment by the previous regime. The current condition of Leyton Orient’s home pitch will given the team the chance to impose themselves on their future opponents, according […]