On Wednesday 6th June, Devon FA will host the Total Pitch Care Groundsman Awareness Day, in association with Masons Kings, to help our Clubs gather key information on how to improve their grounds.

Running from 6pm to 9pm, this event is designed for groundsman at clubs to get their hands on pitch care equipment and machinery, an opportunity to speak to the County and guest speakers to see how you can maintain your football pitch.

Masons Kings are our key partner in pitch machinery and also the leading South West agricultural, commercial and domestic turf machinery dealers in the South West. 

We invite you to join us on June 6th in Newton Abbot to listen to Masons Kings, Paul Morrison (Chief Executive at Devon FA), plus other guest speakers in which will be an educational evening.

Agenda for the evening:


There will be demonstrations of the machinery where you’ll be able to try them out for yourself. The team at Masons Kings will be on hand to talk through the benefits and features. 

Before our guest speakers join in, all attendees can grab a bite to eat and drink at The Corner Flag.


A welcome from our very own Paul Morrison, CEO at Devon FA. He’ll talk about grant funding and how we can support our clubs if there’re interested in the machinery.

IOG (Institute of Groundsman) Pitch Advisor, Simon Johnson, will inform all groundsmen on how to deliver the best pitch care for your budget. 

Dr Noel McKenzie from Rigby Taylor, again will give out his knowledge on how to keep pitches playable throughout the season.

Finally, Lee Kirk from Masons Kings introduces the Total Pitch Care Packages and talks about the best machinery to improve pitch quality.

8pm onwards:

Finish the evening with an informal Q&A, you can take the time to ask any guest speaker questions. Plus, you’ll again have the opportunity to check out all the brilliant equipment and machinery on offer.

*FREE tub of line paint for every club who attends! (Must apply before/on Tuesday 30th May to gain free tub of paint) applicants after will not.

We encourage all clubs top bring at least 2 members from your club to attend the event. 

To sign up please fill out the very short survey in the link below:

groundsman event sign up

Or for more information please contact Charlie Ginley on charlie.ginley@devonfa.com 

To see the event poster please click here

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