The Groundsman

July 2015

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Visit www.iog.org for more information and digital editions YOUNG GUNS 23 the Groundsman July 2015 groundsmanship has to offer as a career and learnt about how to get involved with groundsmanship as well as how to get the most out of a career in the sector. The IOG programme starts with an introduction to the 'physical' side of groundsmanship, including an introduction to the tools and equipment which are used on a day-to-day basis by cricket groundsmen. It then outlines the concepts of groundsmanship; what is happening to the surface as it is being prepared, and why the wicket plays and behaves like it does on a match day. Andy Clarke and Daniel White, regional pitch advisors from the IOG-led Grounds and Natural Turf Improvement Programme, attended a recent event in Kent – accompanied by Will Graves, chair of the IOG Young Board, as well as Anthony Facey and Liam Balmer, both aspiring members of the IOG Young Board - and Will commented: "It was great to see so many young people engaged with groundsmanship and show a keen interest in the industry and what it has to offer. "The programme is a great success, and the IOG and IOG Young Board look forward to continue to help inspire young people and make the programme even bigger and better next year." For more information on the Young Board of Directors, visit the Young Board section of the IOG website, www.iog.org, or follow them on Twitter @iogyoungboard. l Youngsters are given information on what tools and equipment are needed to prepare a cricket pitch

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