The Dennis and SISIS 2020 Groundcare Seminar will take place next week at Durham County Cricket Club’s Emirates Riverside on Tuesday 18th February.
The organisers say that sports turf is the theme and a wide range of volunteers and professionals representing schools, sports clubs, local authorities and contractors, can expect to explore a multitude of topics.
The morning will see Marcus North (Durham Director of Cricket & Former Australian Test Batsman) present Cricket Pitches on Different Continents; Dr Iain James (TGMS) will be offering some invaluable advice in the Construction and Maintenance of a Cricket Pitch seminar and the Institute of Groundsmanship’s Ian Powell is set to provide a number of helpful tips in Principles of Decision Making for Pre-Season Preparations.
Rounding off the morning, delegates will have an opportunity to listen to and question a line-up of some of the industry’s finest groundsmen. Hosted by Vic Demain (Durham CCC), this new feature entitled Groundsman's Corner, will see a panel of experts including Keith Kent (Head Pitch Advisor to Rugby Groundsmen Connected), Karl McDermott (MCC, Lord’s), Sean Williams (Gloucestershire CCC) and Gordon Gill (Bath Cricket Club).
A complimentary lunch will be provided in which attendees can network with one another and hear from event sponsors - Limagrain UK, Boughton Loam, Thomas Sherriff, Stuart Canvas, Fleet Line Markers, Cricket World, SIS Pitches, Poweroll, Facility and Sports Club Development and Headland Amenity.
Barry Glynn (volunteer groundsman), will kick-start proceedings after lunch with his seminar entitled Frustrations of a Groundsman: Part 2.
Keith Kent will be taking to the stage in the penultimate session and will be drawing on his wealth of experience as a groundsman in Winter Sports Pitches to Cricket Outfields – what do we need to do?
To conclude the day, delegates will get the opportunity to discuss their own projects with the day’s speakers.
To register your interest contact Roger Moore at Dennis & SISIS on 01332 824777 or email Roger Moore on firstname.lastname@example.org.