STRI (Sports Turf Research Institute) is providing a series of training courses for groundstaff and turf care professionals in England and Scotland during October and November.
Four venues – Reading FC, Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, Rangers FC and Wetherby Racecourse – will each host the three individual days of training covering detailed and practical information on the latest products, techniques, technology and machinery used in the management and development of sports turf.
Science-based, practical and interactive sessions across twelve separate modules encompassing both technical turf management as well as pests, weeds and diseases will be included in each course.
The courses will be hosted by a number of STRI agronomists and research managers who have experience of providing sportsturf management consultancy at sports clubs throughout the UK and worldwide, for clients including UEFA, FIFA and most recently, LOCOG.
Richard Gibbs, who will be amongst the STRI consultants conducting the courses, said: “We’re delighted to be running these training programmes which will provide sportsturf managers with invaluable insight and knowledge delivered by our leading industry experts.
“Each of the twelve modules will provide delegates with detailed knowledge, delivered in an informal workshop format to suit each individual’s needs and all levels of expertise. Whether they attend for all three days, or just a selection of the modules to meet their requirements, I’m sure the information provided will be invaluable to assist them to improve and sustain the quality of their turf.
Carolyn Beadsmoore, head of sales and marketing at STRI adds: “We’re anticipating a positive response from turf professionals to attend these courses. Each training session only offers a limited number of spaces per module to ensure delegates receive quality and individual attention throughout the training. I’d urge groundstaff and turfcare professionals to book their place at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment.”
To make a booking or for further information contact STRI on 01274 565131 or email [email protected]