Academic attitudes at Bolton Wanderers' training ground
21 Aug 2012 - Football - Laurence Gale MSc
Bolton Wanderers Head Groundsman, Richard Norton, has been with the club over twenty years, starting at Boltonís former ground, Burnden Park - their home for 102 years - before moving to the Reebok Stadium during the 1997/8 season. Over the years, he has built up an experienced team of staff to look after Boltonís three facilities; the Reebok Stadium, the first team training ground at Chorley and the new Academy training ground at Lostock
Royal Progress for Premiership new boys Reading
24 Jul 2012 - Football - Laurence Gale MSc
After one of the most exciting finishes to a Premier League campaign, it is no wonder it is considered to be one of the most prized and richest leagues in world football and, for those fortunate enough to compete in it, the financial rewards are estimated at around £85m annually.
Dedicated Football Oval Needed for Sunraysia
14 Jul 2012 - Football - Editor
Sunraysia Football and Netball League president Trevor Heaft believes any question marks raised about City Ovalís surface would be erased if the league had a specialised ground for finals.
Boost for Upgraded Facilities for Trafalgar Soccer
5 Jul 2012 - Football - Editor
More people in Trafalgar will be getting more active, more often, following today's news of a $98,000 funding announcement to install new facilities at the Trafalgar Victory Football Club.
$100,000 Boost Towards First Ever Soccerpitch for Bannockburn
19 Jun 2012 - Football - Press Release
Soccer fans in Bannockburn will be kicking goals thanks to funding towards the Bannockburn Sports Precinct redevelopment, announced today by Minister for Sport and Recreation, Hugh Delahunty and Minister for Transport and Member for Polwarth Terry Mulder.
Shane's world meets Wayne's world at Molineux
14 Jun 2012 - Football - Laurence Gale MSc
Shane Moon, Head Groundsman at Guernseyís Footes Lane stadium, gets the chance to see how things are done at a Premiership club as Wolves take on Manchester United at Molineux
Floating Football Pitch Built on Stilts in Thai Village
13 Jun 2012 - Football - Editor
The floating structure was the idea of the inhabitants of a fishing village built on stilts. They did not have enough space to play football so they created an unusual pitch and built a fence around it.
Consultation says NO to Artificial Pitches
8 Jun 2012 - Football - Press Release
A return to artificial pitches in English football looks unlikely after a Football League consultation found widespread opposition to the idea.
The City of Coventry Stadium ready for Olympics football tournament
3 Jun 2012 - Football - John Ledwidge
This summer, the City of Coventry Stadium - as the venue will be known during the Olympic Games - will host twelve matches in eight days during London 2012 - and only a few weeks after a Coldplay concert covers the pitch!
The Greenhouse Stadium - after Elton John has left town
20 May 2012 - Football - Andrew Muir
In issue 38 of our magazine, the Shrewsbury Town groundsmen, Richard Barnett and Andrew Muir gave us a detailed account of preparing for, and renovating after, an Elton John concert on the Greenhouse pitch. Here, Andrew offers an update on how the pitch is currently performing.
National Football Centre - building for the future of English football
30 Apr 2012 - Football - Alan Ferguson
In July 2012, the National Football Centre St.Georgeís Park will finally open its doors to become the home for all the England national teams under The FAís banner, as well as supporting an extensive coach education programme and intense local grassroots football programme. The centre will also host professional teams preparing to play in the area, as well as a new national sports science and medicine research centre.
Milan's famous San Siro Stadium looking at Artifical Turf
24 Apr 2012 - Football - Editor
Milan's famous San Siro stadium could be given artifical turf after suffering for years with poor natural grass pitches.
$3 Million Funding for New Soccer Fields in QLD?
22 Apr 2012 - Football - Editor
Macgregor councillor Steven Huang has said a re-elected LNP administration would deliver $3 million funding for new soccer fields at Runcorn
Arsenal's Paul Ashcroft is named Premier League Groundsman of the year for 2012
21 Apr 2012 - Football - Press Release
Arsenal's Paul Ashcroft has been named the Premier League Groundsman of the Year for 2012
AAMI Park Pitch Rates as Australia's Best
18 Apr 2012 - Football - Jo Juler
The electric atmosphere and outstanding playing surface of Melbourneís AAMI Park have been recognised by A-League players, who voted the boutique stadium number one in the 2011/12 Professional Footballers Australia (PFA) Stadium Ratings System.
Southampton's 'Premier' Pitch in Good Hands ...
1 Apr 2012 - Football - Laurence Gale MSc
With Southampton flying high in the Championship, their free flowing, passing game requires a good surface. Charged with providing that is Grounds Manager, Andy Gray, and his team of four. Itís not all been plain sailing as our UK editor discovers.
England Football looks at Reintroducing Artificial Pitches
15 Mar 2012 - Football - Laurence Gale MSc
English football is a step closer to reintroducing artificial pitches after the Football League announced plans to seek opinion on their possible return.
Glory Owner Considers Ground Switch
6 Feb 2012 - Football - Editor
Outspoken Perth Glory owner Tony Sage has reignited the prospect of moving the team from nib Stadium, this time over concerns the venue's redevelopment will cut attendances next season.