Welsh FA trial results to be presented at IoG Industry Conference

The results of Welsh FA trials of the Institute of Groundsmanship's (IOG) Performance Quality Standards will be presented at this year's IoG Industry Conference in November.

IoG Performance Quality Standards (PQS) are widely used for cricket grounds, and determine pitch quality against British benchmark standards of physical structure, presentation and playing quality and performance.

The results will be presented at a conference session focusing on the lessons learned by ‘Switching from Cricket to Football’.

 Speakers throughout the day include Sport Wales CEO Huw Jones, All England Lawn Tennis Club CEO Ian Ritchie, as well as presentations from practising groundsmen from as far afield as America.

One of the issues being addressed at the conference is how groundsmen can maintain first-class surfaces in multi-use stadia, and a panel debate with speakers including Chris Hague from Parken Stadium, Denmark, and Dean Gilasbey from Llanelli Scarlets, will address the issue.

Various drop-in clinics focusing on pests and diseases, risks in the workplace, training & education and funding & facilities will take place throughout the day.

The conference will take place on November 25 at the SWALEC Stadium in Cardiff. 

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