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Summer pitch work at Broadhurst Park

FC United grounds manager, Graham Byrne, has been taking advantage of the close season to undertake some essential work on the pitch at Broadhurst Park.

“Through winter and spring it became apparent that the pitch wasn’t draining as it should. We discussed the issue with our pitch consultant and pitch contractor and they accepted that the drainage capacity of the pitch wasn’t up to the required standard and agreed to return to the ground to improve the drainage at no cost to the club,” Graham explains. The club is grateful for BPG Ltd’s work on the pitch and appreciate their return visit to Broadhurst Park.

“The work has been carried out much later in the year than we would have liked, but we had to fit in with the existing work schedules of the contractors. The lateness and nature of the work means that the pitch won’t look at its best during August, as the seed lines over the new sand slit drains grow in. With the satisfactory completion of the work this last week we feel more confident that the pitch is now much more capable than it was of enduring the rigours of a Manchester winter. With at least 12 weeks of good growing weather still to come the drainage lines will have the weather conditions to recover.”

Visitors to Broadhurst Park will know that Graham has put in a great deal of effort on a daily basis over recent months working on the pitch and the surrounding grounds. “It’s important to realise, that unlike a building or an office, a new pitch does not come ready made and in perfect condition. Every new pitch needs time to bed in and as a living entity it requires a programme of ongoing maintenance, care and attention to assist its function and get it to its best.” said Graham.

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First Posted ~ 09:45 Wed 15 Jul 2015
News ID ~ 6255
Last Updated ~ 10:42 Wed 15 Jul 2015