This page explains the requirements and gives practical advice on building and maintaining playing fields and sports pitches as well as the design selection process of material for a range of outdoor sports surfaces.
Groundsmanship for Sports Clubs
We’ve worked closely with the Football Association, England and Wales Cricket Board and Institute of Groundsmanship to develop guidance on the successful management of dual use cricket and football sites that identifies the key issues you might run into when creating sustainable pitches. The guidance also shows, through a series of useful tips and case studies, how football and cricket can continue to work together effectively.
Our Groundsmanship for Sports Clubs website also provides valuable support for volunteers, coaches, club officials and the 'hands-on' groundskeeper. With easy to follow advice, images and videos aimed at all club members, the site encourages a collaborative team approach to looking after sports grounds and creating great pitches.