October 2002 (Page 1)

Welcome new jobs

Two new jobs in our job section for assistant Groundspeople, but there are a few other vacancies available too. On the opposite side is our expanding group...

in Industry News - on 30/10/02

Fusarium alert!

Fusarium alert!

Following the recent unsettled weather we have been having, firstly the exceptionally dry September and then secondly a wet October with some frosty mornings...

in Football - on 30/10/02

Sportsturf drainage seminars

This must be the time of the year for seminars, but if you`re thinking about some new drainage or renovation of your existing system, then it would be...

in Industry News - on 29/10/02

LDCA Sportsturf Drainage and Turfcare Seminars and Demonstrations

Following last years successful events, November 7th sees the return to BIGGA House, Aldwark near York of another of the popular LDCA Seminars and Demonstrations...

in Industry News - on 29/10/02

TGA Conference fires up the Industry

The first conference held by the Turf Growers Association was well attended and boasted some very emminent speakers. Read a summarised version of the day`s...

in Industry News - on 25/10/02

Pitchcare letter to the FA

In response to numerous requests from members, Pitchcare have decided to take some action over the disgraceful happenings at Leicester City. Read our letter...

in Industry News - on 25/10/02

TGA conference sparks life into Industry

The inaugural National Turf Conference was held yesterday (24/10/02) at the East of England Showground, Peterborough. It was well attended and offered...

in Consultancy - on 25/10/02

Mad month on the way

Mad month on the way

It is supposed to quiten down with fixtures as we move into the cooler months, but Steve Patrick may have to stage as many as nine fixtures at Ewood Park...

in Football - on 25/10/02

Letter to the Football Association

Letter to the Football Association

in Editorial - on 25/10/02

Support for Groundsman

Plenty of support coming in for Chris Parry, the Head Groundsman made redundant by Leicester City. His local radio staion has been inundated by incensed...

in Industry News - on 24/10/02

Health and Safety Chat

On Tuesday 22nd October at 7:00pm, our Health and Safety Guru, Mark Foley was in the Interview Room (Chat Room) for a question and answer session with...

in Industry News - on 23/10/02

Health and Safety Interview

On the 22nd October, our Editor interviewed Mark Foley about Health and Safety issues. If you require any help with the issues covered in the interview...

in Consultancy - on 23/10/02

Education and the Job

I started work as an apprentice Groundsman at Manchester City over 11 years ago. It seems that never has it been more important to have qualifications...

in Football - on 23/10/02

Administrator axes top Groundsman

One of our own contributors, Chris Parry; the Head Groundsman for six and a half years at Leicester City Football Club has been made redundant by the administrators...

in Industry News - on 22/10/02

Administrator axes Head Groundsman

Administrator axes Head Groundsman

in Editorial - on 22/10/02

Dangerous Jobs

An American based survey has identified their top ten most dangerous jobs. Workers in the grounds industry are in sixth position. Surprisingly, firemen...

in Industry News - on 21/10/02

Top Ten Most Dangerous Jobs

An American survey has identified their top ten most dangerous jobs. Groundsworkers are in sixth place.

in Industry News - on 21/10/02

Fighting black layer

Following on from the 'drill-n-fill' work that we had done in June, we are continuing our struggle to control the black layer problem we have under the...

in Football - on 21/10/02

Bridlington SCC Groundsman on steep learning curve

David Riley took over at the club back in April. His remit is to get the playing surfaces back in order after years of neglect, but there is one small...

in Industry News - on 18/10/02

Steep Learning curve for Groundsman

I started work at Bridlington Sports and Community club in April this year, and was taken onto the playing field to look at what had to be done.I was taken...

in Football - on 18/10/02