In 2016, the expertise and dedication of the Leeds Rugby grounds team saw them win the IOG Mansfield Sand Professional Rugby Football League Grounds Team of the Year Award for the second successive year, plus the award for IOG Rigby Taylor/Top Green Young Groundsman of the Year.

The groundscare skills of the Leeds Rugby grounds team were fully tested earlier last year after the Abbey Fields training ground was severely flooded – the River Aire burst its banks and ruined the gym, training rooms, medical centre as well as two first team pitches, four Kirkstall Academy ground pitches and a full-size 3G surface, plus 30 acres of surrounding land.

See below to find out more about this article which appeared in the September issue of The Groundsman


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