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Rugby groundsman enjoy a day out at St George’s Park

Steve Carpenter 31st Aug, 2016 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016

THE TEAM of people who look after 35 pitches at Rugby Town’s Kilsby Lane site saw all of their hard work rewarded with a trip to the home of English football at St George’s Park.

Shane Davies and John Robottom made the short trip to Burton, while Mick Frankish was unable to attend as he was away on holiday.

The trio came third place in the award for best Grounds & Maintenance for Grass Roots clubs.

The day at St Georges Park was headed up by the Wembley grounds team of Alan Fergusson and Tony Stones, while Lee Jackson, Manchester City’s head groundsman, Southampton’s Andrew Gray were also in attendance.

All four provided expert analysis, provided ground keeping tips and advice while taking part in a Q&A session.

Club chairman Liam Coulter thanked the team for the tremendous work they do to maintain the site a Kilsby Lane.

He said: “It is a fitting tribute to the ground staff at Kilsby Lane that we have picked up yet another award for our grounds.

“These boys and the Volunteers that help produce 21 immaculate surfaces for our teams to play on should be immensely proud of what they have achieved.”

The club have also been nominated by the FA to the Institute of Grounds (IOG) and will find out soon if they have been successful.

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