September 2001 (Page 1)

The season so far...

We have used Old Trafford seven times now this season, including training sessions for both ourselves and Lillie OSC prior to last weeks European...

in Football - on 26/9/01

The Chief Executive talks frankly,

The Chief Executive talks frankly,

in Editorial - on 26/9/01

A day in the life of a matchday Groundsman

Matchday Groundsman

A unique insight of Chris Parry and his team getting the pitch prepared for a premier league match.

in Football - on 24/9/01

Chris Parry  overview

An introduction to Leicester City`s Chris Parry, the latest addition to the Pitchcare team.

in Football - on 24/9/01

Southampton Groundsman Dave Roberts on the Clubs move from The Dell to St Mary’s.

We took over the pitch officially from the 2nd week in August, although we had been maintaining the ground since June. The contractors who have built...

in Football - on 24/9/01

Ignition fault finding

When a petrol engine is turned over the flywheel is rotated round on the crankshaft. Attached to the inside of the flywheel is a magnet. On each revolution...

in Machinery & Mechanics - on 20/9/01

competition draw results

competition draw results

in Editorial - on 15/9/01

Basic Fault Finding

Over the coming weeks I will compile a series of workshops on basic maintenance and troubleshooting. These are designed as an aid for operators to do basic...

in Machinery & Mechanics - on 14/9/01

Routine Machine Maintenance

Routine Maintenance

Before we start, the first important rule of thumb is to keep machinery clean. If your machines are kept free of grass, dust and debris they will function...

in Machinery & Mechanics - on 13/9/01

Three Hammers Golf Complex

With over twenty years as the Head Greenkeeper, Richard Thwaites is no stranger to the trials and tribulations of managing a golfing facility. He is in...

in Golf - on 11/9/01

Goal Post Safety

Goal Post Safety

The tragic death of a seven-year-old boy from Yorkshire in October 1999 highlighted a continual problem that exists with goal post safety. He was killed...

in Industry News - on 10/9/01

Pitchcare at Saltex

Pitchcare at Saltex

in Editorial - on 5/9/01

Steve Patrick Overview

After leaving school in 1978 at the ripe old age of sixteen i was fortunatly offered a position with the local authority, with the grand title...

in Football - on 1/9/01

The First Game!!

Nine weeks have now passed and we are down to five more days before we put all our hard work to the ultimate test of a full game of competitive...

in Football - on 1/9/01

Keith Kent Overview

I have worked as a groundsman all my working life. I left school in 1970 and joined Leicester City as a trainee groundsman working first on their Belvoir...

in Football - on 1/9/01

Dave Roberts overview

From the time I left school to the time I joined ‘The Saints’ in 1994 I had been to college twice, worked for two borough councils looking...

in Football - on 1/9/01

Darren Baldwin Overview

My first experience of Groundsmanship was at school when I managed to get some work experience at Arsenal’s famous Highbury pitch. From that moment...

in Football - on 1/9/01

Mick Hunt Overview

When I left school I became an electrician’s apprentice, the job only lasted two weeks until I decided that I hated the boss so much that I tried...

in Cricket - on 1/9/01

Peter Marron Overview

I can only say how pleased I am to be on board with and ideal dreamt up by Dave Saltman. I think it is a great idea that Groundsmen...

in Cricket - on 1/9/01

Steve Rouse Overview

I started my working life at Edgbaston at the age of 17 after leaving Moseley College. I stayed on the playing staff with Warwickshire County Cricket Club...

in Cricket - on 1/9/01