Taking place on Thursday 22 February at the home of the 2017 British Masters, Close House Golf Club, the Conference will be led by industry experts, including Institute of Groundsmanship Regional Pitch Advisor, Ian Powell, and Close House Head Greenkeeper, Brian Clark, who will talk through all areas of pitch maintenance and improvement.
The Conference will also include practical demonstrations, an introduction from former Newcastle United goalkeeper Steve Harper, a seminar from Newcastle United representatives and a presentation on Northumberland FA’s Pitch Perfect initiative.
Attendees can also enjoy a light breakfast, a buffet lunch and a valuable networking opportunity before the conference concludes at 3:15pm.
9.30am – 10.00am Registration, light refreshments
10.00am – 10.10am Welcome and Introductions -Ian Powell – IOG Regional Pitch Advisor (North East) Mark Woodhall - CDM (Northumberland FA)
10.10am – 10.15am Setting the Scene - Steve Harper - Former NUFC goalkeeper and NFA Ambassador
10.15am – 10.30am Transfer to Site
10.30am - 12.45pm Practical Demonstrations (Trade Partners)
12:45pmm – 1pm Transfer to Clubhouse
1.00pm - 1.30pm Buffet Lunch and Networking Opportunity
1.30pm – 2.00pm Practical - Brian Clarke - Close House Golf Club – Preparing for the British Masters
2.00pm – 2.30pm Seminar – Eddie Rutherford / Andrew Tully Newcastle United FC - From Paddy Freemans to Premiership playing surfaces
2.30pm – 3.00pm Launching Pitch Perfect & The Role of the IOG – Mark Woodhall / Ian Powell
3.00pm – 3.15pm Question and Answer
3.15pm Conference Closes and Depart
Cost : £10 / candidate (includes light breakfast, lunch and entry to prize draw)
Tickets to the event are priced at just £10. To book your place, please follow the link below or call 0191 270 0700 (option 2).