Training & Courses

What training is available and how to access it

Training & Courses

  • DateCourseVenueCost
    Tues 30/March/2021 – cancelledLevel 1 IntroductionChester Boughton Hall CCfree
    Weds 31/March/2021
    cancelled
    Level 1 IntroductionToft CCfree
    tbaLevel 2tba£91
    tbaLevel 3tba£191

Unfortunately the Spring Introductory courses have not attracted enough interest and so have been cancelled. We do hope to arrange an end of season course at end August.

The Level 1 Introductory courses are aimed at new Groundsmen.

They are half day courses 9:30 to 12:30 and 1:30 pm to 4:30.

To comply with COVID restrictions the maximum number of students is 4  and minimum number is 2. We will attempt to fill the morning courses first and then allocate additional applicants to the afternoon.

The content of the course is initially:-

Safe working

Machine preparation

Cylinder mower adjustments

Pitch preparation for the 1st game

Pitch repairs

The course is lead by one or two Cheshire Pitch Advisors who will be happy to answer all your questions.

 

Level 2 goes into more detail on grass, fertiliser, loam etc etc. This is also a 1day course. It has a £100 subsidy from the CAG

 

Level 3 is of use as background learning for anyone planning major changes to their playing surfaces, drainage etc.

See more details on the GMA website.

 

NOTE the UKFast league are happy to pay the cost of training for their groundsmen.Book your place by calling Dave Twiney 0161 904 0110 or emailing davetwiney@yahoo.co.uk