Pitch Advisory Service

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  Pitch Advisory Service

    Pitch Advisory Service

    Funded by the GMA and its partners, the PAS' aim is to raise the standards of sports surfaces as well as the understanding of sports turf management practices among grassroots clubs.

The Pitch Advisory Service, formerly the Grounds and Natural Turf Improvement Programme, was launched in 2014 and is funded by the GMA and its partners; the Football Foundation, Sport England, the FA, the ECB, the RFU, the RFL.

Its aim is to raise the standards of sports surfaces as well as the understanding of sports turf management practices among grassroots clubs across England and Wales. The PAS provides an enhanced network of support and expertise available to those maintaining natural turf pitches, particularly at a local level. The PAS is operated by a team that includes a Programme Coordinator, a Key Account Manager for each sport, a team of 8 Regional Pitch Advisors, 1 Senior Regional Pitch Advisory for football, and a Programme Administrator.

Programme director:
Jason Booth 

Programme Administrator:
Nicola Collins 

Key account managers:
Cricket: Ian Mather-Brewster
Football: Tom Rowley

Regional pitch advisors:
North East and Yorkshire: Ian Powell
North West: Ian Mather-Brewster 
West Midlands: Kevin Duffill 
Wales (ECB only): Len Smith 
East Midlands: Julien Morris 
East: Phil Jeggo 
South Central: Darren Symonds 
Greater London: Daniel Bradley
South West: Simon Johnson

For contact details, click here.


 

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Wollaton FC (Nottinghamshire CFA)

Norwich City FC Community Sports Foundation // Before: November 2016; After: December 2017

Lanhydrock Cricket Club, Cornwall // Before: January 2018; After: June 2018

Hereford FC

Stoke On Trent (used by Kidsgrove Athletic JFC)

To discuss furtherPlease contact :

title Nicola Collins Programme Administrator (PAS)

Telephone: 01908 552980 Email: ncollins@thegma.org.uk

Nicola is the Programme Administrator for the Pitch Advisory Service.