East Riding Tufcare Welcomes Craig Housley

20th May 2022

We would like to welcome the latest addition to the East Riding Turfcare team, Craig Housley. Craig has joined East Riding Turfcare with a wealth of experience having spent his career working as a groundsman. Arriving from Lincoln Football FC where he was Head Groundsman for two seasons. Along with his team at Lincoln, Craig was awarded ‘highly commended’ pitch, and achieved ‘Grounds Team of the Year’. Previous to his time at Lincoln, Craig has served as Heads Groundman at Scunthorpe FC and Barnsley FC before previously being Assistant Head Groundsman at Doncaster Rovers for eight years where Craig obtained his sports turf qualifications.

Craig Housley -Area Sales Manager - Winter Sports

Craig’s long career either as Assistant or Head Groundsman have filled him with the product know-how and knowledge to managing sports turf, We asked Craig what he has learnt most from his time as a groundsman, “In this role I have learned a lot about using the right product at the right time, and how this can be detrimental in the overall look and quality. I also understand the implications that the Great British weather can bring, including forever changing forecasts which can lead to diseases. This knowledge has allowed me to implement a pro-active approach, rather than reactive.”


Craig joins East Riding Turfcare at a really exciting time for the company, joining us as our Winter Sports Area Sales Manager. Following his appointment Craig said, “I now feel as though I am in a position where I have the experience and qualities to assist, advise and guide others in the same or similar roles of my previous job. East Riding Turfcare seemed like the perfect opportunity where I will be able to utilise my football knowledge and transfer my skills set into something different.”


Commenting on Craig’s appointment, Steve Watson, Head of Turfcare & Landscaping for East Riding Turfcare, said: “Craig is a great addition to the East Riding Turfcare team, we’re delighted to welcome him to our team. He has great knowledge of industry products as well as the right experience and passion for the role.


Outside of work Craig can be found somewhere in his active lifestyle, playing 5 a side football, squash or golf on the odd occasion, whilst enjoying time with his partner and newborn baby.


East Riding Turfcare is a leading provider of professional products, advice and solutions for the Sport Turf industry throughout the UK. Craig started his new role with East Riding Turfcare in May and will be offering technical advice and product recommendations as well as creating tailored sports turf programmes for nutrition and disease control. To arrange a meeting with Craig or to have a chat with him, call 07546 307052 or email craig@eastridingturfcare.co.uk


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