Pitch maintenance programme

2 weeks ago By OCRFC Admin

Significant investment to improve already excellent playing surfaces,

Due to the success of both the senior and junior sections of the club in continuing to gain playing numbers and increasing the use of the pitches for playing and training, coupled with years of ground compaction resulting in water-logging and poor grass growth, the club has taken steps to improve the playing surface.

After securing some funding from the RFU and a visit from Twickenham's Head Groundsman Keith Kent and Kingsholm's Head Groundsman Graeme Balmer giving the club valuable advice, we have set about developing a maintenance program over the close-season and the next 3 years, which will give us a great playing surface for the coming years.

This is costing many thousands of pounds in seeding, weed-killing, fertiliser, including spreading 160 tons of sand on both pitches to aid the draining, but demonstrates the club's commitment to providing the best facilities possible for its growing numbers.

The club is grateful to the RFU for its funding contribution, and to Keith Kent and Graeme Balmer for their advice and help in carrying out these works.

Updated 16:09 - 8 Jun 2017 by OCRFC Admin

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