News from February 2016

Date: 29th February 2016

Yorkshire Branch members are organising an educational ‘Field Day’ at the University of Leeds’ Sports Park Weetwood on 10 March featuring ECB pitch onsultant Chris Wood and Henry Bechelet from ICL.

Date: 29th February 2016

GMA CEO Geoff Webb addressed a recent GMA Czech Branch conference at the SK Slavia Praha Football Stadium in Prague.

Date: 29th February 2016

Leaving the European Union could increase the cost of sports equipment and limit access to sports funding for British organisations, according to Sport and Recreation Alliance chief executive Emma

Date: 29th February 2016

Japanese knotweed is growing months ahead of normal in parts of the UK according to a national trade body.

Date: 24th February 2016

Newcastle City Council is preparing to set up a mutual organisation to take over its parks service, with substantial funding set to come from the public health department.

Date: 16th February 2016

Now in its 11th year, The FA’s Groundsmen of the Year awards was set up to recognise the contribution of these unsung heroes of the grassroots game and encourage the development of groundmanship. 

Date: 15th February 2016

Twenty-six groundsmen from parish councils and football clubs in Cambridgeshire attended a workshop to help them keep their pitches in great playing condition over the winter months.

Date: 15th February 2016

During a recent Amenity Forum updating event, concern was expressed about the possible implications on air safety caused by the withdrawal of chlorpyrifos as an active ingredient in pesticide produ

Date: 12th February 2016

Colchester United’s long-established head groundsman Dave Blacknall talks about pitch preparations for the club’s historic cup tie at the Essex club’s Weston Homes Community Stadium

Date: 5th February 2016

The countdown is on ahead of the inaugural Community Rugby League Clubs’ Conference on Saturday 20 February, at Robin Park Arena, Wigan.