Groundsman

Pitch Improvement

 Pitch Improvement Programme

The key principles behind the Pitch Improvement Programme is to provide clubs, and their pitch providers, with expert advice and practical solutions for developing and maintaining their grass pitches, and improving playing surfaces across Kent.

This programme operates through a Regional Pitch Advisor, who will assess your pitch for a minimal fee of £100. The advisor will create an action plan that can help you to improve the quality of your playing facilities.

Process

  • Contact lee.suter@kentfa.com who will provide you with a PIP EOI form.
  • Once returned you will be contacted by the Kent FA to arrange a pitch visit.
  • After the visit you will receive a report detailing what is required to manage, maintain and develop your pitch.
  • You will receive a second visit from the IOG Regional Pitch Advisor at a later date to monitor progress made.

Pitch Assessment Visits

By carrying out a site visit we offer practical and realistic advice on pitch maintenance based on your budget, level of expertise, access to equipment and time available. Every visit will receive a summary report containing recommendations of how to progress the site’s maintenance programme.

Funding Guidance

Pitch Assessment Visit reports may, where recommended, identify areas of need for further investment such as machinery or drainage. Where this is the case we will support you to use the report as the basis for funding applications to bodies such as the Football Foundation.

Get In Touch

Lee Suter - Football Development Manager

By Phone: 01622 792140
(9am - 5pm Monday - Friday)

By Email: Lee.Suter@KentFA.com