In March 2022, Turf Business teamed up with Leicester City FC’s Head of Sports Turf and Grounds, John Ledwidge, to deliver a new initiative known as TurfForce. The idea behind the project was based around the popular BBC show ‘Ground Force,’ which saw English gardener Alan Titchmarsh make over gardens for well-deserving recipients. TurfForce brings this concept to turfcare, renovating a playing surface for a hard-working and well-loved grassroots club.
Turf Force kicked off on 15th March at Highfield Rangers FC in Leicester and thanks to the generosity of eight sponsors, Barenbrug, Total Amenity Solutions, Hewitts Sportsturf, Mansfield Sand, Nutrigrow, Harrod Sport, Leicester City Sports Turf Academy and AMS Robotics, one pitch at Highfield Rangers is undergoing a full renovation.
Barenbrug is proud to have teamed up with Turf Business and John Ledwidge to offer a helping hand by donating Elite Sport to help renovate the playing surface.
The major renovation project has now come to an end, with Turf Business commenting:
“Turf Business would like to extend a big thank you to the sponsors, who’s commitment and desire to go above and beyond what was originally planned made the completion and success of the project possible. It is really appreciated by everyone involved.”
Coverage of this project has been filmed since the outset for a special program on Turf Business TV’s video channel, with additional coverage across Turf Business.