0 Getting Personal with Adam Witchell

AdamWitchell2Adam Witchell - judging by his choice of romantic date, he is very much into sharing!


Who are you? Adam John Witchell, Head Groundman, Beversbrook Sports Facility.

Family status? Girlfriend and four dogs.

Who's your hero and why? John Terry, Chelsea and England captain and leader.

What would you change about yourself? Be more patient.

What's your guilty pleasure? Playing cricket.

What do you drop everything for? My family.

What's been the highlight of your career so far? Winning Grass Roots 2013 and meeting Lee Jackson (Man City)

Glass half full or half empty? Half full.

Climate change - fact or fiction? Fiction (climate has changed for years - rolls round every so many years).

What's your favourite season? Summer.

What are your pet peeves? Rude people and managers who think the pitch will drain after a few hours when we have had weeks of rain.

If you could go anywhere right now, where would it be? Las Vegas.

What's the best part of your job? Cutting pitches like I see Premier clubs have - Man City's Lee Jackson, for example.

… and the worst? Months of rain!

Do you have a lifetime ambition? To see my family all happy.

Who wouldn't you like to be? Anyone who works in an office - I like it outside too much.

Favourite record, and why? Plan B. Song 3, pumps me up and reminds me of my youth.

Who would you choose to spend a romantic evening with? Luisa Zissman or Nicole Shwerzinger - preferably both!

If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? Las Vegas.

If you were to describe yourself as a musical instrument, what would you be and why? A guitar, everyoone loves a guitar.

What's the best advice you have ever been given? Patience.

What's your favourite smell? A good fry up.

What do you do in your spare time? Match day groundsman at Swindon Town.

What's the daftest work related question you have ever been asked? Would putting a willow tree by all the pitches help get the water off the surface?!

What's your favourite piece of kit? Our Martin Lishman Sprayer or Jacobsen 305.

What three words would you use to describe yourself? Hardworking, passionate and knowledgeable.

What talent would you like to have? The ability to control the weather.

What law/legislation would you like to see introduced? People who severely mistreat animals should be beaten and jailed!

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