Getting Personal with Kris Nurse

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Kris Nurse - he's a pain in the grass but is always happy!

Who are you? Kris Nurse, Team Leader at Loughborough University.

Family status. Married with one daughter.

Who's your hero and why? My dad; he taught me the right way to be in life.

What's been the highlight of your grounds career so far? Groundsman of the Year winner and 3rd nationally at Loughborough Dynamo FC.

If your younger self saw you now, what would he think? He would be saying 'you've put a bit on mate.'

Which famous people wind you up? Piers Morgan.

What job would you love, other than your own? I'd love to have been a professional footballer.

What is your favourite film? Love all the James Bond films.

What scares you? Spiders.

What's the best advice you have ever been given? In this industry you're always going to make mistakes - learn from them and be confident in what you produce.

What is your favourite sport? Football.

Which three people, living or dead, would you invite to a dinner party? Lee Evans, my granddad Norman and Norman Wisdom.

What would your autobiography be called… and who would play you in the film? A Pain in the Grass, but I don't know who would play me to be fair?

Which three albums would you take to a desert island? Oasis - Definitely Maybe, Kasabian and The Smiths.

What's the daftest work-related question you have ever been asked? Do you use different seeds to get stripes in the pitch?

What's your favourite piece of kit? The Koro Field Top Maker.

What three words would you use to describe yourself? Confident, joker and happy.

What is the single most useful thing you could tell a 16-year-old groundsperson/greenkeeper? If you enjoy the job there is so much more to it now to learn about and improve on - the sky's the limit!

What talent would you like to have? To sing.

What law/legislation would you like to see introduced? Anything that stops unauthorised use of our pitches and reduces the damage that sometimes results.

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