Book on our Winter Pitch Courses

Titled ‘Level 1 Winter Pitches: Annual Preparation and Maintenance’, these insightful courses will both take place at Whitley Park and the County FA is encouraging those interested to book early to avoid disappointment.

The two courses, which take place on Saturday 16 September 2017 and Saturday 24 February 2018, will raise awareness of what is involved in maintaining winter sports pitches in the football and rugby industries.

The Level 1 courses are ideal for volunteers and new employees, but also as a refresher for established employees.

Details of the course programme can be found below:

•    Definition of surface
•    Assessment of surface
•    Sequence of annual maintenance
•    Mowing, scarification, verti-cutting, harrowing
•    Irrigation
•    Fertiliser application
•    Top dressing
•    Aeration and surface drainage
•    Brushing and drag-matting
•    Rolling
•    Seeding
•    Line marking: Setting and marking out; marking compounds
•    Turf problems: Weeds, pests and diseases
•    Safe and effective use of equipment

Each course is priced at £85, which includes a 50% subsidy from Northumberland FA.

For further information about either of these courses, please contact Mark Woodhall on or 01912700700.

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