The Football Foundation have launched a free way to connect with the ‘Groundskeeping Community’ as the first of several support tools to help ground staff meet their grass pitch improvement targets.
The website has been developed in partnership with The FA and the Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) to support volunteers and qualified groundskeepers to maintain pitches. It features a welcome message from Karl Standley, Head Groundsman at Wembley Stadium, and the collaborative space will:
* build knowledge of key operations for pitch maintenance throughout the year
* connect with fellow groundskeepers and share experiences
* seek expert advice on getting the most from the pitches groundskeepers manage
Throughout the football season, videos and news articles will be posted related to pitch improvement and local content can be shared promoting the work which is currently being delivered. Since a launch at the recent FA Groundsman of the Year Awards ceremony, a number of groundskeepers and FA Regional Pitch Advisers have already started to interact.
The IOG will be providing a link to the facility on any site visit report and they’ll be adding any information clubs and volunteers will find useful as the website develops. Visitors are also invited to post anything they think may have been missed so a groundskeeping community can be built for collective benefit.
Activate your account and connect with the Groundskeeping Community
Find out more about our Pitch Improvement Programme