County Turf of Lincolnshire

  • New Hybrid Pitch For Kingsholm

    Gloucester Rugby have confirmed that they are set to invest up to £1m in a new playing surface at Kingsholm. After extensive research, the club have decided to install a state of the art 'HERO' hybrid surface in conjunction with County Turf of Lincolnshire at the end of this season. The new surface is a mixture of natural grass and artificial grass fibres. It looks and feels like natural grass but offers three times the durability. It is an evolution of the Eclipse Hybrid Turf currently in use...

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  • IRB & RFU to Join European Synthetic Turf Organisation for Rugby Expo Workshop

    The role of synthetic Turf in both professional and community rugby will be highlighted during workshops presented by the European Synthetic Turf Organisation in conjunction with the International Rugby Board and Rugby Football Union during Rugby Expo 2011 at Twickenham on November 23 and 24. The sessions will consider developments in synthetic Turf technology and the ways that appropriate systems can be applied in the uniquely demanding environment of rugby. Synthetic Turf can enable clubs to m...

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  • RFU Elects First Ever Female Council Member

    Member clubs in Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Derbyshire have broken new ground by electing the first ever female member to the RFU Council. Tracy Edmundson was chosen to take up the role as a replacement for Alex Murphy, who has resigned in order to begin a new job in India, and will officially take over at the RFU annual general meeting at Twickenham on 14 July. The 48-year-old has acted as Colts manager, minis and junior section secretary, assistant safeguarding officer and club coaching...

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  • Top Turf Talkers for Grounds Conference

    The Turf Disease Centre's Dr Kate Entwistle, STRI's Lee Penrose and Clark Cox from South Carolina University are the latest confirmed speakers for this year's Institute of Groundsmanship 'Ahead of the Game' Sports Turf Conference at York Racecourse on Thursday December 6. They join an array of industry-recognised authorities who will be presenting an education programme that will be unmissable for everyone involved in grounds care. Kate will discuss 'Plant parasitic nematodes: the facts and figu...

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  • STRI Announce Turf Care Courses

    STRI (Sports Turf Research Institute) is providing a series of training courses for groundstaff and Turf care professionals in England and Scotland during October and November. Four venues - Reading FC, Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, Rangers FC and Wetherby Racecourse - will each host the three individual days of training covering detailed and practical information on the latest products, techniques, technology and machinery used in the management and development of sports Turf. Science-based, prac...

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  • TigerTurf appoint Hewitt

    Synthetic Turf manufacturer TigerTurf has appointed Steve Hewitt as European sales and marketing director.  Formerly European Lifestyle sales manager for Reebok, Steve helped drive Reebok’s European sales to over £500 million in five years and was an integral part of the branding team that launched the RbK brand across Europe.  On joining TigerTurf, Steve says: “TigerTurf is a dynamic company with an international reputation as a solutions based manufacturer of synthetic Turf.  With a ma...

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  • IRB Eager To Get to One Artificial Turf

    The International Rugby Board (IRB) has set itself a 10-year target to reach a point where all artificial Turf pitches are built to one specification. “There are 160 tackles in an average game. The player hits the ground at some force. We want to make sure that the standards we set have longevity, we want them to last for the whole life of the field,” says Steve Griffiths, the IRB’s head of technical services. The advantages are that matches are not called off, there’s a constant playing...

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  • Murrrayfield Finds Perfect Pass

     Murrayfield Rugby Stadium has recently acquired a 1.2m Vredo Supa Compact disc overseeder and can now overseed their pitches in a single pass. The Vredo was purchased from Campey Turf Care Systems through Double A their distributor for Scotland. Jim Dawson, has been Head Groundsman at Murrayfield. “We have had a large disc seeder for many years but found the discs were causing excessive surface disruption and we wanted to find something that would offer closer settings and allow us to seed...

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  • Widnes To Use ‘i-pitch’ For 2012

    Widens Vikings have been given approval by the Rugby Football League (RFL) to play on an artificial surface during Super League 2012. The Vikings announced in August that the latest generation of artificial grass, known as 'i-pitch', will be installed at the Stobart Stadium in time for pre-season training in December and on Friday the Rugby Football League's board of directors gave their backing after receiving a favourable report. The ‘i-pitch’, which stands for 'intelligent pitch' is expec...

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