Getting Personal with Jason Stewart

Lee Williamsin People

Who are you? Jason Stewart, Head Groundman at Maidenhead United Football Club.

Family status. In a relationship and a father to my two beautiful children.

Who's your hero and why? Peter Griffin, the Chairman. He gave me the opportunity to work full-time at the club and to do what I really enjoy.

What's been the highlight of your grounds career so far? Maidenhead United winning the National League South in 2016-17. And, this season; 2019-20 because the pitch has never been so good.

If your younger self saw you now, what would he think? Hopefully he would be proud, as I'm working very hard.

Which famous people wind you up? Reality TV stars.

What job would you love, other than your own? I love what I'm doing so I don't really know.

What is your favourite film? Jack Frost.

What scares you? The future - you never know what's around the corner.

What is your favourite sport? Football. I don't play, but I like watching.

Do you have a lifetime ambition? Just to carry on with what I'm doing.

What's the best advice you have ever been given? Never give up and always ask if you're not sure about something.

What's your favourite smell? I love the smell of freshly cut grass (just as well really).

Which three albums would you take to a desert island? I'm not really sure as I can't see myself going to a desert island.

What's the daftest work-related question you have ever been asked? Have you just cut the pitch?

What's your favourite piece of kit? Ransomes cylinder mower.

What three words would you use to describe yourself? Hardworking, ambitious and proactive.

What is the single most useful thing you could tell a 16-year-old groundsperson/greenkeeper? Do things the best you can and, if you're not sure about something, ask someone!

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