A year in football

Liam Cashin Football

Liam Cash, who has been Head Groundsman at two football clubs in 2013/14, looks back on a season of trials and tribulations.

Sometimes it's nice to look back on the season as a groundsman, some of the challenges that you have overcome and some of the times that you'll never forget. In this video, I have had a little fun and I have just pieced together some pictures I have taken throughout my season.

Last season, I was Head Groundsman at two non league clubs (Stockport County and Macclesfield Town), something I didn't see happening at the start of the season. Due to a severe lack of finances at my first club, I was forced to find employment elsewhere and, luckily enough, I did so relatively quickly.

From a scaled down renovation in the summer to the depths of winter, some of the pictures in the video explain some of the challenges I faced at both clubs during the course of the season.

At the moment I am planning for the upcoming season at my current club, Macclesfield Town, where we will be undertaking our end of season renovations with the help of Campey Turf Care on the 20th May .

The day begins at 10.00am and runs until 4.00pm. Attendance is free and this event will appeal to all groundsmen interested in grounds care renovation and maintenance.

Richard Campey extends his own personal invite "You will be able to see the latest in sports turf maintenance machinery used to carry out a full job of works renovating the pitch at Macclesfield Town."

"The renovation process has been "perfected" by Campey Turf Care Systems over the last 15 years, leading to better quality natural grass playing surfaces that can sustain more play and, in turn, bring in more revenue for clubs."

It's easy to book a place - just visit the website at www.campeyturfcare.com and download the application form. The website also gives you full details and directions.

One thing's for certain, this past season has been a challenge in more ways than one. But it's proven that you learn new things everyday, and things that I will always carry with me.

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