This programme was launched in April 2014 for a three year period. It is funded by the IOG, the England & Wales Cricket Board, The Football Association, the Rugby Football League and Sport England. Eight regional pitch advisors are connected to this programme. Their aim is to raise the standards of sports surfaces as well as the understanding of sports turf management practices among grassroots sports clubs across England and Wales.
The team is managed by Jason Booth (previously head groundsman at Leeds Rhinos).
The regional pitch advisors include:
Darren Symonds (South East region)
Ian Powell (North and Yorkshire region)
Ian Mather-Brewster (North West region)
Andy Clarke (London region)
Tom Rowley (East Midlands region)
Kevin Duffill (West Midlands)
Rob Donnelly (London)