Grounds & Natural Turf Improvement Programme

  Grounds & Natural Turf Improvement Programme

    Grounds & Natural Turf Improvement Programme

    Funded by The GMA, the Football Foundation, The Football Association and England & Wales Cricket Board, this programme is helping to raise pitch standards throughout grassroots sport.

This programme was launched in April 2014 and is now funded by The GMA, the Football Foundation, The Football Association and England & Wales Cricket Board. One administrator, two account managers and nine regional pitch advisors are connected to this programme. Their aim is to raise the standards of sports surfaces as well as the understanding of sports turf management practices among grassroots sports clubs across England and Wales. 

Programme director:
Jason Booth 

Programme Administrator:
Nicola Collins 

Key account managers:
Cricket: Ian Mather-Brewster
Football: Tom Rowley

Regional pitch advisors:
North East and Yorkshire: Ian Powell
North West: Ian Mather-Brewster 
West Midlands: Kevin Duffill 
Wales (ECB only): Len Smith 
East Midlands: Julien Morris 
East: Phil Jeggo 
South Central: Darren Symonds 
Greater London: Daniel Bradley
South West: Simon Johnson

For contact details, click here.

County counselling
April 2018 Download

Pitch Grading Framework
February 2018 Download

A week in the life of...
July 2017 Download

Improving play
October 2018 Download

PQS assessment description 2018

Goalpost safety guidelines 2016-2017

Good hygiene for sport and physical activity guide 2018

Promoting good hygiene messages 2018

Wollaton FC (Nottinghamshire CFA)

Norwich City FC Community Sports Foundation // Before: November 2016; After: December 2017

Lanhydrock Cricket Club, Cornwall // Before: January 2018; After: June 2018

Hereford FC

Stoke On Trent (used by Kidsgrove Athletic JFC)

To discuss furtherPlease contact :

title Nicola Collins Programme Administrator (PAS)

Telephone: 01908 552980 Email:

Nicola is the Programme Administrator for the Pitch Advisory Service.