Winter Sports Pitch Maintenance (Rugby & Football)

At a Glance

Delivery Method:
Classroom
Duration:
1 day

This course will benefit groundsmen and greenkeepers either working alone or as part of a team. It is particularly suitable for those who prepare and maintain playing surfaces for local sports clubs, youth, and community facilities.

Overview in brief

This course has been broken up to offer four sessions during the day which comprises of theory, demonstration and practical work and concludes with a summary of the day with a Q&A session. Throughout the day the following topics are covered:

  • Role of the Groundsman
  • Key winter sports turf requirements
  • Initial considerations
  • Annual maintenance overview
  • Safe working practice
  • Brushing, harrowing & dragmatting
  • Fertiliser application
  • Pitch repairs and renovation
  • Top dressing
  • Drainage.
Who should attend?

This course will benefit groundsmen and greenkeepers either working alone or as part of a team. It is particularly suitable for those who prepare and maintain playing surfaces for local sports clubs, youth, and community facilities.

What will be covered?

By the end of the course learners will be able to:

  • Consider and provide safe working practice when completing all tasks and operations associated with winter sports pitches
  • Understand and appreciate the general requirements of play for winter sports pitches
  • Provide playing surfaces to the required standard of play
  • Carry out all maintenance operations in the correct sequence ensuring the best surface.
  • Understand the difference between materials and products available for the maintenance and renovation of winter sports pitches
  • Understand the difference between the range of machinery available for the maintenance and renovation of winter sports pitches
  • Understand the difference between the range of machinery available for the maintenance and renovation of winter sports pitches
  • Carry out repairs to the winter sports turf surface after each game
  • Have an understanding of, and be able to carry out, basic maintenance to all machinery and tools used for the maintenance and renovation of winter sports pitches.
Other areas of interest?

Horticulture, Landscape & Sports Turf.

Sports Turf and Grounds Maintenance.

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