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Ben Kay- Groundsman Interview

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Ben Kay- Groundsman Interview is a recorded zoom session, now published on our YouTube Channel and flying quickly towards 1000 views.

We are delighted to bring you our first winter sports Groundsman interview and in this first one Alex Fitzgerald, a fellow Groundsman interviewed Ben Kay –Chorley FC Groundsman.

Topics discussed by Ben and Alex Fitzgerald.

  • Drainage of the pitch and the key to improving this going forward.
  • 5 am summer watering and the commitment levels, it takes to be a Groundsman.
  • life and challenges of maintaining a pitch on limited funds.
  • His career path and how he started off as a semi pro footballer.
  • The tent (pitch covering system) and the costs and logistics and FA grants.
  • How his wife, believes he is having a affair, with the pitch.
  • Challenges of the weather.
  • How the club are very supportive and how they are all working together for one aim.
  • 3 quick questions answered, including who in the league has the best pitch.

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I really enjoyed watching this and when l asked Ben could we interview him l was expecting a knock back, as he was up against it with the up and coming Wolves match.How wrong was l as you can tell , he is a genuinely nice guy and a real credit to Groundsman across the country.

Despite of the massive challenge of working on very limited funds, although the club are being very supportive. Ben is really enjoying the daily challenge of everyday life at Chorley and it was a pleasure for me and Alex to work with Ben, who’is a great ambassador for grassroots football and groundsmanship.

If you enjoyed the video, please check out our YouTube channel as we have many more like minded interviews coming soon!


If your a cricket Groundsman, then check this video we done recently- https://turfcareblog.com/grassroots-groundsman-keith-hudson-video-interview/

Brian, Alex and Ben..

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