News from July 2016

Date: 11th July 2016

Simon Brodkin, aka Lee Nelson, has been announced as the after-dinner speaker at this year’s GMA Industry Awards, the UK’s biggest annual celebration for groundsmanship.

Date: 8th July 2016

While pitches at Euro 2016 have struggled to cope with unseasonably heavy rain, England’s dreary weather has made Premier League ground staff world experts.

Date: 7th July 2016

Government funding for Sport England and UK Sport is not expected to be cut as a result of the UK voting to leave the European Union – although the landscape could change if chancellor George Osbor

Date: 4th July 2016

Swimming World Champion Karen Pickering, Sported chief executive Chris Grant and Leicestershire County Cricket Club CEO Wasim Khan are among the six new appointments to Sport England’s board. 

Date: 4th July 2016

The government has pledged to plough £10m (US$13.2m, €12m) into rugby league infrastructure in the north of England as part of a bid to host the 2021 World Cup.