Pitch Advisory Service

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  The Pitch Advisory Service

    The Pitch Advisory Service

    Funded by the GMA and its partners, the PAS aims 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 Sport England and the Football Foundation, working in association with the ECBRFL and RFU.

With the addition of RFL and RFU, Phase 3 has seen the programme grown considerably; led by Chief Operating Officer, Jason Booth, the team now consists of four Key Account Managers, one Programmes Support Lead, elevenRegonal Pitch Advisors and one Administrator. The aim of the PAS is to raise the standards of sports surfaces as well as the understanding of sports turf management practices among grassroots sports clubs across England. 

Led by Chief Operating Officer Jason Booth 

Programmes Support Lead: Nicola Collins
Administrator: TBC 

Key Account Managers
Cricket: Ian Mather-Brewster
Football: Tom Rowley
Rugby League: Rich Eastham
Rugby Union: Darren Symonds

Regional Pitch Advisors - Cricket
Andy Welsby - North and Midlands
Phil Jeggo - South 

Regional Pitch Advisors - Football
North West: Adam Cooper 
North East and Yorkshire: Ian Powell
Central West: Kevin Duffill 
Central East: Julien Morris (Senior RPA)
South East: Daniel Bradley
South West: Ash Hendrickx-Nutley

Regional Pitch Advisors - Rugby Union
North: TBC
MIdlands: Todd Harrison
West: Simon Johnson
London and South East: Darren Symonds (KAM)

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To discuss furtherPlease contact :

title Nicola Collins GMA Programmes Support Lead

Telephone: 07874 869 564 Email: ncollins@thegma.org.uk

Nicola joined the Pitch Advisory Service in October 2017 and is responsible for leading support for the PAS programme in line with the KPIs and objectives of the NGBs and funding partners, along wi