We're promoting the Grounds Management Association’s (GMA) recently-launched online ‘Grounds Management Toolkit’, which helps ground staff and the general public understand how to prepare pitches for players across the community.
The website is designed as a training resource to support volunteers who maintain sports pitches. It consolidates information from the Sport England ‘Groundsmanship’ website and has re-shaped some of its written content into short videos and easy-to-digest seasonal guides.
By relaunching the website, the GMA aim to continue increasing the skills and capabilities of practicing, and future, grounds volunteers, engage them further with common practices involved in grounds maintenance. The toolkit follows the launch of GMA Level 1 and Level 2 online courses, with modules covering the basic grounds maintenance tasks required at grassroots level.
Jason Booth of the Grounds Management Association said: “We know that volunteers can sometimes only offer a few hours of their time each week, or that some local clubs struggle to find regular grounds volunteers. Without pitches, there is no sport.”
The ‘Grounds Management Toolkit’, funded by Sport England and Other Media, can be accessed for free via this link. To upskill your knowledge through GMA training courses, or for more information on bespoke training sessions, follow this link or E-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org.