St George's

Staffordshire FA Groundsman Workshop

Staffordshire FA will be holding its next Groundsman Worksop on the evening of Monday 2 December 2019 at the FA National Football Centre in East Staffordshire, St. George’s Park.

The workshop will be another great opportunity for volunteer groundsmen from across Staffordshire to gain additional knowledge and guidance from experts from across the pitch maintenance industry.

In addition to the contributions from individuals and organisations from across the industry, Staffordshire FA will also provide an update on local and national initiatives which can positively benefit grassroots football clubs and groundsmen. 

In addition to what will hopefully prove to be another enjoyable and informative evening, it will also be a great opportunity to network with experts from across the industry, as well as other volunteer groundsmen from grassroots football clubs across Staffordshire.

The workshop is free of charge and open to all groundsmen from Staffordshire FA affiliated clubs, leagues, educational establishments and local authorities. 

Monday 2 December 2019
6.30pm – 9.00pm 
St. George’s Park, Newborough Road, Needwood, Burton-upon-Trent, DE13 9PD

6pm-6.30pm  Tea & Coffee will be available from 6.00pm (workshop starts at 6.30pm) 
6.30pm-7.15pm  Update on the Staffordshire FA pitch improvement programme and local pitch maintenance initiatives.
Update on national FA grass pitch improvement initiates, including some significant new funding updates/opportunities.  
7.15pm-8pm  Machinery demonstrations and discussions (outdoors – please dress appropriately) 
8pm-8.15pm  Tea & Coffee break, opportunity to network. 
8.15pm-8.30pm  Presentation and discussions regarding various pitch maintenance products appropriate for grassroots football.  
8.30pm-9pm  Q&A session with experts from across the industry, including Scott Brooks (Head of Grounds & Estates, St. George’s Park), Staffordshire FA Pitch Advisors Andy Jackson (Grounds Manager, Stoke City Football Club) and Kevin Duffill (Regional Pitch Advisor, IOG). 
9pm  Opportunity to network / depart at your leisure.  

*Itinerary and timings are potentially subject to change. 

On arrival at St. George’s Park, please follow the signs to the FOOTBALL CENTRE (not the hotel) and head for the Football Centre Reception once you have parked your car in the Football Centre Car Park. 

Book your place

To book your place on the workshop and ensure that we have an accurate idea of numbers, please email confirming the following information:

- Name of Club
- Name of Attendee(s)

If you require any further information on the workshop, please contact Gareth Thomas at Staffordshire FA at or on 07815 295723.