Operations to complete in January:

Harrowing daily to remove dew and surface debris and, for presentational purposes, stripes the pitch surface. Harrow twice, at right angles, as early as possible after pitch has been used.

Aeration Carry out the operation when conditions allow. If ground conditions do not allow use of the aerator then areas that are wet or have standing water should be aerated using a hand fork.

Disease Check daily, keep an eye on fungal disease attack.

Goal posts Inspect goal posts and sockets weekly to check they are safe and secure.

Line marking over mark lines prior to match weekend.

Pitch Drainage Inspect drainage outfalls, channels and ditches.

Inspect and clean machinery after use service and repair damaged machinery. Cleaning and basic maintenance of machinery extends its life expectancy.

Litter/debris Inspect and remove debris daily from playing surface, litter, twigs and leaves. This can be a hazard to users especially when not removed before mowing. It is also aesthetically displeasing.

Pre-match inspections Inspect pitch surface and line markings & check post safety.

Post-match & training works Should include:

  • Replace divots

  • Rotary Mow surface to clean up surface debris. 

  • Repair worn areas (goalmouths / linesman runs). 

  • Top dress heavily used areas with medium sports sand (localised).

  • Mow / using mower to firm up / presentation for next game.