RUGBY: Talk from Twickenham groundsman

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KEITH Kent, the Twickenham Stadium head groundsman, will be bringing his popular series of pitch maintenance workshops to Broadstreet RFC near Coventry on March 23 (7pm).

KEITH Kent, the Twickenham Stadium head groundsman, will be bringing his popular series of pitch maintenance workshops to Broadstreet RFC near Coventry on March 23 (7pm).

‘An Evening with Keith Kent’ will be staged at the Binley Woods ground and will focus on end-of-season renovations and maintenance for rugby and football pitches.

The session is free of charge and includes a workshop with Ross Baxter, the RFU Funding and Facilities Manger for the Midlands, on funding pitch improvement projects.

Kent has been in charge of the hallowed surface at Twickenham, the Home of England Rugby, since September 2002. He previously spent 15 years at Old Trafford as head groundsman for Manchester United, following on from 17 years working at Leicester City FC.

He will be joined at the Broadstreet session by Dave Saltman, director of Pitchcare.com and a Football Association Premiership head groundsman.

Places at the Broadstreet session can be booked by contacting Charlie McGinty at cmcginty@eircom.netor on 07801 869730.