Marine Association Football Club recently encountered a once in a lifetime experience, reaching the FA Cup third-round, where they drew Premier League Tottenham Hotspur at home. We could only imagine what it was like for the grounds team of the eighth-tier club to prepare the pitch for the world to see, so we spoke to contractors Gary Powell and James Tomlinson to find out more.
This article has been written by Jack Chapman of Kingsbury Lawn Care, an independent lawn care company based in the West Midlands. He’s been extremely busy since his last Pitchcare magazine entry five years ago now speaking to us as an established small business owner and committee member of the UK Lawn Care Association since 2019.
Founded in 1860, Edgbaston Archery and Lawn Tennis Society (EA<S) is the oldest lawn tennis club in the world. It is a friendly, social club situated next to the picturesque setting of the Botanical Gardens, Birmingham. Robert Holland (Bob) is currently a Trustee and Historian, but has held numerous other titles during his time.
Ingrebourne Links is situated in Rainham, Essex, just twenty minutes from Central London. Its futuristic clubhouse - more akin to a ‘Grand Designs’ construction - boasts more glass than is perhaps sensible at a golf course, yet offers visitors and members a striking welcome and stunning facilities. Lee Williams visited this new club to meet Course Manager Ben Adams to discover how the final work is progressing