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Turf Love Pays Off

16 October 2016

Pitch recognition leaves others green with envy!

Club Doncaster is pleased to announce that the Keepmoat Stadium groundstaff have received recognition from the IOG (Institute of Groundsmanship) for the great condition the pitch is currently in. 

The work of Head Groundsman Jim Davison has been described as a credit to the industry and the club have been sent a certificate of acknowledgement in order to show the value of the work being done. 

With Doncaster Rovers, Doncaster RLFC and the Doncaster Rovers Belles all playing competitive fixtures throughout both the summer and winter months Jim and his team have worked magnificently in order to maintain a top level standard for all three clubs to perform. 

Jim gave his thoughts on the achievement: “In years gone by the Keepmoat has not been in the position it is now and it’s taken me three years to get it where I wanted it,” he said.

“With our budget not quite matching those of the bigger clubs in the higher divisions it’s my job to watch how they do things and try and adapt with the funds we have in order to make the pitch as good as possible.” 

Doncaster RLFC Chief Executive Carl Hall was full of praise for the work being done; “Everything that we want at the Dons, Jim always goes above and beyond to make it work for us.”

Club Doncaster CEO Gavin Baldwin also underlined Jim’s contribution; “To be labelled as a ‘credit to the turf industry’ by the experts – those in the know – is a terrific achievement by Jim and his team. It means a lot to us as a club to be recognised in this way and he must be tremendously proud.”

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