Groundsman

Grass Pitch Improvement

10 YEAR PLAN TO TRANSFORM THE QUALITY OF GRASS PITCHES ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

Grass Pitch Improvement is one of the key objectives for Lincolnshire FA across the association's 2021-26 Strategy.

Grass Pitch Improvement Programme total grant funding amount from the Football Foundation currently stands at...

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ACCESS PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT TO IMPROVE AND MAINTAIN YOUR FOOTBALL SITE

The need for this service is more relevant now than ever, given the current economic times and the pressures facing grassroots football.

The FA Facilities & Investment Team & Football Foundation have been working in partnership with the Institute of Groundsman (IOG) to develop a Grass Pitch Improvement Programme that can be utilised by grassroots football clubs, organisations and local authorities with the simple aim of improving the quality of grass pitches. The key principles behind the service are to provide members of the programme with advice/practical solutions via a Pitch Power assessment report which will also identify the key maintenance works required along with machinery requirements. 

Pitches are categorised as shown in the table below - your Pitch Power Assessment Report will identify the standard of each pitch on site.


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Ready to improve the quality of your grass pitches? Follow the link below to the Football Foundation website to discover what you can do...

https://footballfoundation.org.uk/grass-pitch-improvement

Grass Pitch

Good News Stories

Here at the Lincolnshire FA we wanted to share with you some good news stories linked to the Grass Pitch Improvement Programme, which is a programme run in partnership with the FA and Grounds Management Association (GMA).

We invite you to read more by opening the document below, which features stories from Broughton Community & Sports Association, Bottesford Town Football Club and Long Bennington Football Club. 

HIVE GROUNDSKEEPING APP

Groundskeepers from around Lincolnshire can now showcase their work on the Football Foundation's new app.

The Football Foundation recently launched the new Football Foundation Groundskeeping Community and App. This is the first of a number of support tools to support grass pitch improvement and the site has been developed in partnership with the FA and Groundskeeping Management Association (previously named Institute of Groundsman) to support volunteers and qualified groundskeepers to maintain pitches.

This is a collaborative space that will:

build knowledge and understanding on key operations of pitch maintenance throughout the year 
connect with fellow groundskeepers and share experiences 
seek expert advice on getting the most from the pitches groundskeepers manage

The link below will allow you to access the site free of charge and has a welcome message from Karl Standley, Head Groundsman at Wembley Stadium. Once registered, the Hive Learning app for iOS or Android is the easiest way to access the community on the go.

SIGN UP HERE

If you need further help with improving your pitches, apply for our Pitch Improvement Programme to gain extra support with pitch maintenance. PIP will provide a range of support services to grassroots clubs, club volunteers and grounds keepers including on-site evaluations with practical advice and recommendations. It will also include a range of measures to help develop the skills and knowledge of the volunteers and grounds.

 

Agrigem

Agrigem are a local company situated just outside of Lincoln who supply materials such as fertilisers, grass seed, selective weed control, top dressing and line marking paint to sports clubs and contractors. 

In addition to the highest level of customer service, all Charter Standard clubs will receive a discount on all products of 10% off RRP.

To take advantage of this offer or discuss how Agrigem can support the development of your grass pitches, please contact Martin Ford at martin.ford@agrigem.co.uk

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