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Pitch Improvement Programme
We work in partnership with The Institute of Groundmanship (IOG) to implement a grass pitch maintenance service which can be utilised by grassroots football clubs, with the simple aim of improving the quality of grass pitches.
The need for this service is more relevant now than ever, given the current economic times and the pressures facing grassroots football. The key principles behind the service are to provide football clubs with advice and practical solutions on a number of areas and it is supported by national partners Rigby Taylor and Charterhouse Turf Machinery.
We also work with the IOG Regional Pitch Advisor, alongside the Head Groundsman at Derby County FC, to provide visits to local clubs in the County. To qualify for visits a club will need to own their own site OR be responsible for maintenance of the grass pitches.
The visit will involve PQS testing with access to expert advice. A report is produced and shared after the visit which will detail pitch maintenance advice and support tailored to the needs, budget, expertise and equipment available. The reports are also beneficial when clubs are looking to access external funding for pitch development and / or maintenance equipment.
The cost for the pitch visit is £100 per facility which includes two visits (annual) and a report. The first step is to express your interest by completing a visit request form and emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.