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Toolstation NCEL to host groundsman course

17th February, 2020

Are you a member of ground staff at a Toolstation NCEL club? Are you looking for a personal development opportunity? Then, sign up for the Winter Pitches course that is being hosted by the league.

This course, which will take place on Friday 15th May, 2020, at Parkgate FC (9am to 4:30pm), is delivered by an accredited tutor from the Institute of Groundmanship.

The course covers some key topics including:

• Definition and Assessment of surface;
• Sequence of annual maintenance;
• Mowing, scarification, verti-cutting, harrowing;
• Irrigation and seeding;
• Fertiliser application and top dressing.

League Development Officer Simon Pollard said: "The course is aimed to assist the volunteer, new employee or simply as a refresher for established ground staff.

"The organisation of the course is in direct response to feedback received from our clubs.

"We are also in a position to offer the course free of charge thanks to discussions held with the Football Association."

Develop your skills and knowledge with the latest in best practice and explore the requirements you need to optimise the playing surface.

The course is offered free of charge to ground staff of NCEL clubs and you can secure your place on by using the link below.

Click here for more information and how to book.

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