The Football Foundation recently launched the new Football Foundation Groundskeeping Community and App. This is the first of a number of support tools to help you meet the grass pitch improvement targets and the site has been developed in partnership with the FA and IOG to support volunteers and qualified groundskeepers to maintain pitches.
This is a collaborative space that will:
- build knowledge and understanding on key operations of pitch maintenance throughout the year
- connect with fellow groundskeepers and share experiences
- seek expert advice on getting the most from the pitches groundskeepers manage
Throughout the football season, The FA will be posting videos and news articles related to pitch improvement and asking for local content to be shared promoting the work that the Surrey FA is delivering
The link below will allow you to access the site free of charge and has a welcome message from Karl Standley, Head Groundsman at Wembley Stadium. Once registered, the Hive Learning app for iOS or Android is the easiest way to access the community on the go.
Sign up here: https://thefa.hivelearning.com/groundskeeping/
If you need further help with improving your pitches, apply for our Pitch Improvement Programme to gain extra support with pitch maintenance. PIP will provide a range of support services to grassroots clubs, club volunteers and groundsmen including on-site evaluations with practical advice and recommendations. It will also include a range of measures to help develop the skills and knowledge of the volunteers and groundsmen including seminars and workshops.