- Keith Kent visits North Midlands, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Leicestershire
- Tips from the top for club groundsmen
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Keith Kent, the RFU head groundsman at Twickenham Stadium, will be visiting clubs in North Midlands, Warwickshire, Staffordshire and Leicestershire next week.
Kent will be passing on advice on pitch maintenance to the volunteers or contractors responsible for club pitches during his three-day visit to the region.
Kent will visit Chaddesley Corbett (10am), Ludlow (12pm), Bishops Castle (2pm) and Cannock (4pm) on January 24, the first day of his visit.
On January 25 Kent will visit Wednesbury (9.30am), Dunlop (1pm), Pinley (2.30pm) and Stoke OB (4pm).
His visit will conclude on January 26 with visits to Rugby St Andrews (10am), Trinity Guild (12pm), Coventry Welsh (1.30pm) and Coalville (4pm).
Kent left school at 16 and joined Leicester City as an assistant groundsman. He spent 15 years as head groundsman at Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium having worked for 17 years in a similar role at Leicester City.
Having worked in football for more than 30 years Kent switched sports when he was appointed the head groundsman at Twickenham in 2003.
Kent’s expertise and advice are much sought-after and during his time with the RFU his workshops with clubs have proved hugely popular.