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Pitch and Groundsman Awareness Evening

Join us on Wednesday 1st May and ask the experts. Sign Up TODAY


Are you a Groundsman or club volunteer that looks after the pitch maintenance?
Has your pitch suffered from compaction? Waterlogging?
Has this caused matches to be cancelled? 

Are your current facilities in need of refurbishment?

Do you need answers to some of these questions?

Then join us for a Pitch & Groundsman Awareness Evening for information on improving your pitches, reducing compaction, funding, maintenance machinery demonstrations and packages and also your chance to ask the experts questions during our expert networking session.

WHEN:  Wednesday 1st May 2019  6pm - 9pm

WHERE:  Milborne St Andrew Sports Club, Lane End, Milborne St. Andrew, DT11 0JA 


Sign up and attend the awareness evening to receive a free drum of pitchmarker paint for your club.

Avoid having to cancel matches next season. Join us for an evening that will benefit your club by providing you with valuable advice and guidance on improving the quality of your pitch and club facilities.

We have pleasure in welcoming to the evening several guest speakers that will share their knowledge and experiences and provide practical demonstrations to show you the benefits of using the right equipment for the job. Confirm your attendance below.

At the Awareness Evening we are pleased to welcome:

Kath Purnell 

Dorset County FA - Facilities Officer

Find out what funding is available to help you improve the quality of your pitches and user experience, refurbish/improve existing facilities, maintenance machinery, floodlighting, goalposts etc and how to apply.

Simon Johnson

IOG Regional Pitch Advisor

Simon is the South West Regional Pitch Advisor for the IOG. The County FA work with the Regional Pitch Advisor to deliver the Pitch Improvement Programme. Simon will be explaining how the Pitch Improvement Programme works and discussing end of season renovations.  

Nick Clarke

Hunt Forest - Turf Sales Director

We are please to welcome Nick from Hunt Forest of Ringwood who will provide you with expert advice on the best types of machinery to use to improve your pitch quality with practical demonstrations to show you the impact that using the right tools for the job can have. Also available will be information on a machinery package deal that will cover all your pitch care needs.

Neil Baker

Rigby Taylor

Neil is the Regional Rep for Rigby Taylor the preferred grass seed supplier of the FA's Pitch Improvement Programme. Neil will be providing you with expert advice on the importance of choosing the best fertiliser and grass seed for your end of season renovations.

Simon Moore

Fleet Line Markers

Simon is the Area Sales Manager for Fleet Line Markers. For the last two years Fleet Line Markers have sponsored the Dorset FA Groundsman of the Year Awards. Simon will be discussing the types of paint that can be used to line mark your pitch to maximise coverage and longevity in addition to giving practical demonstrations of line marking equipment. Dorset FA affiliated clubs can also receive discounted prices on pitch paints from Fleet Line Markers.

Tom Nott         

Technical Surfaces

Tom is the Senior Technical Manager for Technical Surfaces who have recently signed a partnership agreement with Dorset County Football Association to deliver quality maintenance to 3G pitches across Dorset. The partnership will see Technical Surfaces offer a preferential 'Framework' pricing structure, on maintenance package to all Dorset FA affiliated sites. In addition to 3G pitch maintenance Technical Surfaces are also able to provide packages for the maintenance of permanent floodlights.

If you would like to attend then please confirm your attendance below as soon as possible so that we can send you workshop details and directions.



For further information please contact Kath Purnell on 01202 688278 or email 

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