Getting Personal with Craig Ringsell

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Craig Ringsell - he wants to win an Olympic medal and Southgate needs to be worried!

Who are you? Craig Ringsell, contractor at Chesham United FC with my own business Ringsell Sports Pitches and Garden Surfaces.

Family status. Married to Joanne, with two children; Freya (6) and Ollie (4).

Who's your hero and why? It has to be my Dad as he has been a great support from the day I was born. Always there when I need him... and the same for my mother.

What's been the highlight of your grounds career so far? Winning Southern Groundsman of Year 2012.

If your younger self saw you now, what would he think? You have done well for yourself and all the hard work has paid off.

Which famous people wind you up? Anyone from the Government.

What job would you love, other than your own? England football manager.

What is your favourite film? Pulp Fiction.

What would your autobiography be called… and who would play you in the film? Grumpy Groundsman with Richard Wilson.

What is your favourite sport? Football.

What would you cast into Room 101? Brambles, cricket umpires and real ale.

Which historical time and place would you most like to visit? Ancient Rome.

Do you have a lifetime ambition? To win a gold medal at the Olympics.

Which three people, living or dead, would you invite to a dinner party? Bobby Moore, Alex Ferguson and David Jason.

What's the best advice you have ever been given? Put the effort in and you will get the rewards.

What's your favourite piece of trivia? The moon has its own time zones.

What's your favourite smell? Fresh bread.

What's the daftest work-related question you have ever been asked? How do you get the stripes?

What's your favourite piece of kit? Ransomes Mastiff - it leaves a great finish, plus my trusty fork!

What three words would you use to describe yourself? Reliable, hardworking, but stupid at times.

What is the single most useful thing you could tell a 16-year-old groundsperson? Always listen and ask if you are unsure.

What talent would you like to have? To see into the future.

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