Summer renovation work has begun on the pitches at PPG Canalside
- Ground staff begin summer refurbishment work at the Club’s Training Ground
- Pitches at PPG Canalside under renovation
- Preparations well underway for the 2019/20 Sky Bet Championship season
The summer renovation work on the pitches at Huddersfield Town’s PPG Canalside Training Ground is well underway ahead of the 2019/20 Sky Bet Championship season.
With the 2018/19 season over and the First Team squad on its summer break, the ground staff at the Training Ground have been working hard to get the pitches in pristine condition for the upcoming campaign.
The tractors and trailers were on the pitches at PPG Canalside immediately after Town’s final Premier League game of the season as work began to relay the pitch.
One of the pitches at the Club’s Training Ground has been completely relayed, whilst the other pitches have been carefully and tactically renovated by Head Groundsman Rob Ellis and his ground staff who will have it ready for when the players return for pre-season training.
A number of different machines have been used to treat the pitches, starting with a Koro machine, which scarifies the ground (removing all the dead grass and cleaning the surface).
Following that, 180 tonnes of sand was added into the pitch profile.
Once that was complete the pitches were spread with a ton of grass seed and a fertiliser was then applied.
Head Groundsman Rob Ellis commented:
“It is important that we work incredibly hard to renovate the pitches and prepare them for next season.
“We’ve had all the machines in, and the majority of the work has been done, so we are now in the hands of the weather!
“It’s also a case of keeping them watered, fertilised and getting them to the highest standard as possible.”