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Funding and Support Links for Groundsman

External Funding and Support Links for Groundsman, contains links to online training and links to funding and support. There is also a list of all known UK groundsman associations.

Also recently added are my reading recommendations.

We are always updating this page, so please do come back.

Cricket, Football, Rugby and Bowls links to funding and support below.


Free Educational Cards

These cards are free to download and a selection of them are created directly from our own blogs.There are also a great selection of others and well worrth checking out.

https://internationalgreenkeepers.com/education#512ce1fe-fac1-47df-bde3-909251c1ed5a


Bowl Green Support Links

Reading recommendations- https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bowling-Greens-History-Construction-Maintenance/dp/1873431015

Rugby Groundsmen Connect

https://www.englandrugby.com/participation/running-your-club/facilities/natural-turf-pitches

Reading recommendations- https://www.amazon.co.uk/Winter-Games-Pitches-Construction-Maintenance/dp/1873431031

Football Groundsmen Support

Contact your local Football Associations for signposting for pitch funding and advice, through the Pitch Improvement Programme Scheme.

https://thegma.org.uk/who-we-are/research-and-funding/grounds-natural-turf-improvement-programme

Reading recommendations- https://www.amazon.co.uk/Winter-Games-Pitches-Construction-Maintenance/dp/1873431031

Winter Sports Groundsman facebook page –https://www.facebook.com/groups/400436607221516/

Cricket Groundsmen Book Recomendations

This book is old but still a good read, with information on the construction and maintenance of cricket tables, so l highly recommend it as a reading resource.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=crciket+r.d.c+evans&i=stripbooks&ref=nb_sb_noss

TS4 Fine Turf Booklet- https://www.ecb.co.uk/be-involved/club-support/club-facility-management/surface-types

ECB Rolling trials-https://www.durhamcricket.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/guidelines-for-rolling-in-cricket-10409.pdf

ECB Cricket pitch aeration research-file:///C:/Users/Samsung400B/Downloads/Simon_Parsons_Thesis_2012.pdf

Just a good read for any groundsman looking to really get to know turf culture- https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sports-Turf-Amenity-Grassland-Management/dp/1861267908/ref=pd_sbs_14_1/259-4517799-3943537?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=1861267908&pd_rd_r=5fc3265d-65ff-41a2-9636-62d4e88971fa&pd_rd_w=VotUk&pd_rd_wg=hRUmj&pf_rd_p=2773aa8e-42c5-4dbe-bda8-5cdf226aa078&pf_rd_r=CGYVPGHQ39YFGCF69TG7&psc=1&refRID=CGYVPGHQ39YFGCF69TG7

Cricket Groundsman facebook community group-mentoring,community chat, link up to local Groundsman https://www.facebook.com/groups/717957209036259/


The Grounds Management Association

“To promote quality surfaces and quality services and establish the GMA as ‘the’ leading professional organisation for grounds management, recognised by the National Governing Bodies of Sport and the public, private and voluntary sectors for its industry knowledge and technical expertise.’

https://www.thegma.org.uk/ – Main GMA Page

https://www.thegma.org.uk/covid-19-0  – Covid 19 Information page

https://www.thegma.org.uk/guidance-interim-works-your-sports-turf – Interim Maintenance guidance documents for all sports surfaces.

https://www.thegma.org.uk/learning/training – Link to online training/qualifications from £25 (multi-sports)

Take a look at this blog, with some funding route links-

https://blog.pitchero.com/7-funding-pots-open-to-sports-clubs-for-2019


Cricket Groundsmen Associations 

Please see the below link to associations links and facebook pages.

Cambridgeshire

http://www.cambscricket.org.uk/page/facilities/cambs–hunts-grounds-association/overview-4740/

Cheshire

http://www.cag.org.uk

Cornwall

Cumbria

https://www.facebook.com/groups/173727209780768

Derbyshire

Devon

http://www.devoncricket.co.uk/page.php?Id=1543

Dorset

http://www.dorsetcricketboard.co.uk/page/grounds/calling-groundsmen/calling-all-groundsmen–special-offer-6624

Durham

http://durhamcb.play-cricket.com/website/web_pages/191487

Essex

https://www.essexcricket.org.uk/community/groundsman-association

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1813185158962155

Gloucestershire

Hampshire

https://www.ageasbowl.com/cricket/cricket-board/courses/groundsmanship

Kent

https://www.kentcommunitycricket.co.uk/news/category/groundsman-association

Lancashire

https://foundation.lancashirecricket.co.uk/clubs-and-leagues/lancashire-groundsmans-association

Leicestershire

Lincolnshire

Norfolk

http://www.norfolkcricket.co.uk/grounds-training.asp

Northamptonshire

https://nccc.co.uk/community/volunteering

https://www.facebook.com/groups/694667410919001

Nottinghamshire

http://www.nottscricket.com/page/get-involved/groundsman/groundsman-15230

Oxfordshire

[http://www.oxfordshire.cricket/page/partners/groundsmans-association/overview-9075/](http://www.oxfordshire.cricket/page/partners/groundsmans-association/overview-9075/)

Somerset

https://www.facebook.com/groups/525508464603936

South Wales

http://www.cricketwales.org.uk/South_Wales_Cricket_Groundsman_Association/195

Staffordshire

https://www.staffordshirecricket.co.uk/about/Grounds-Care

Surrey

http://www.surreycricketfoundation.org/page/surrey-grounds-support-network-14

Sussex

https://sussexcricket.co.uk/groundsmen

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=303242686866009

Wiltshire

https://www.wiltshirecricket.co.uk/groundsmen.html

North Wales

https://nwcl.play-cricket.com/website/web_pages/174074

Northern Cricket Union

https://northerncricketunion.org/database/2013/news/articles/article228.shtml

Worcestershire

http://www.worcestershirecricket.co.uk/page/clubs/groundsmen/groundsmen-7150

Yorkshire

http://www.yorkshirecb.com/page/grounds/contacts/contacts-5426


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