Yorkshire Groundsman's Association
Back in March 2004 the first AGM of the Yorkshire Groundsmans Association was held and formally constituted, this has allowed the association to move forward to help clubs and groundsmen access more and more information as well as help them maintain and improve their facilities via a number of opportunities available. The County has Three Turf Care Trailers courtesy of Channel 4 that are packed with useful machinery, which can be hired, by members or member clubs. One of these trailers will be available at the forthcoming Groundsmen's Gathering at Stamford Bridge CC to enable members the opportunity to undergo the relevant risk assessment. A trailer will also be in attendance at all future regional I.O.G courses.
Thursday 5th August 2004, Stamford Bridge CC
The YCB along with the YGA is continuing to develop and offer opportunities to all groundsmen and Clubs to access up to date information to help them maintain and improve their facilities.
A gathering of various associate companies will be on hand to help and guide you through your queries and concerns. The Turf Care Trailer will be available to allow you and/or your groundsmen to undertake the appropriate Risk Assessment so you can take advantage of the equipment to assist you in your Autumn Renovation programme.
COMPANIES ATTENDING INCLUDE:
Hurrells Specialist Seeds.
Mike Seward Turf Maintenance - Contractors.
Institute of Groundsmanship.
Total Turf Solutions - Consultancy.
Econoplas Limited - Drainage.
Flicx UK - Portable playing Surface.
Light refreshments will be available from 10.30am, the idea of the day is to be informal and inventive, you can dip in and out of whatever you want to, the above are there to help and advise if needed, however TTS have kindly agreed for Alan Lewis (NDT.F.Inst.G) the country's leading turf care lecturer to give a talk on the importance of Autumn Renovation and profiles from 1.30pm in the clubhouse.
Attendance is free however you are encouraged to join the Association, those already members and those joining on the day will have the chance to win a FULL OUTDOOR ALL WEATHER SUIT kindly donated by Tog24 to the value of over £300.00, as well as other prizes.
Ian N Powell Secretary