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Offline backrowbandit

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Y1 sharing contacts for pitch works etc..
« on: May 18, 2011, 08:18:32 AM »
I know someone who has spent the last 5 years negotiating contracts for pitch works at Scabs and has built up a list of best prices for:

Vertidraining
Top dressing
Drill seeding
Fert prices
Sports sand direct purchase
Secondary drainage
Equipment hire and purchase

If anyone wants some names of contractors or an idea of market prices for pitch renovations (major or seasonal) then PM me.....

Likewise other clubs/people might have contacts we can share.....

Have clubs close to each other ever thought about coordinating your end of season renovations. Say Knotta, Cas and Ponte, you could agree joint terms for all the work to run part concurrently and part consecutively at all three grounds – you would save an absolute fortune!!

Lastly – did everyone know that there are RFU funded tractors and vertidrainers for clubs to use at cost?? Below is the list of clubs that host the kit, if you don’t use this service the you should as all you pay is transport and labour – there is no margin and no capital contribution. See http://www.rfu.com/ManagingRugby/ClubDevelopment/FacilitiesAndEquipment/Pitches/RFUTractors


Aspatria RFC    Tel: 07768 947111
Barnsley RUFC    Tel: 01226 203509
Bristol    Tel: 07974 680020
Broad Street RFC    Tel: 07720 441355
Dorset County Council    Tel: 01305 228138
Fax: 01305 228102
Ecosolve    Tel: 01666 861250
Hayle    Sports Grounds Contractors
Tel: 01736 753120
Middlesex RFU    CH Grounds Maintenance Ltd
Tel: 01494 758208
Fax: 01494 758886
Northampton Saints    Tel: 01604 751543
Mob: 07989 393978
Nottingham, Lincs, Derbyshire    Tel: 07771 646756
Old Crossleyans RFC    Tel: 01422 363000
Sale RFU    Tel: 01612 831865
Sedgley Park RUFC    Tel: 0161 766 5050
South Molton    Tel: 01598 710241
Warrington RUFC    Tel: 07753 003454
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Re: Y1 sharing contacts for pitch works etc..
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2011, 08:35:51 PM »
Could be wrong BRB but I believe the tractor at Crocs is kept at Rishies and is a jointly used by all 6 Calderdale clubs for verti draing etc. This again I believe was funded by RFU and I would have thought that clubs in close proximty to each other could do similar through their RDO.
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Re: Y1 sharing contacts for pitch works etc..
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2020, 02:23:16 PM »
Just stumbled upon this topic, if any one is in need of Pitch maintenance consumables i.e TINES etc at a better rate also made in Yorkshire drop me a message :-)

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« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2020, 06:34:33 PM »
The tractor in Calderdale used to be stored at Old Crossleyans. It has never been at Old Rishworthians. Anyway whatever contract was in existence has ended and the tractor is no more. Lack of use by the 6 Calderdale Clubs.

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« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2020, 06:36:10 PM »
Sorry just seen the date of BRB’s original post!

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Re: Y1 sharing contacts for pitch works etc..
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2020, 11:22:00 AM »
The Calderdale tractor/vertidraner is located at Old Crocs as they have a secure garage for it. I believe only they and the Vandals use it. It is not insured as Crocs deemed it too expensive, therefore creating a transportation issue for whoever uses it.

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« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2020, 06:55:16 AM »
The Calderdale tractor/vertidraner is located at Old Crocs as they have a secure garage for it. I believe only they and the Vandals use it. It is not insured as Crocs deemed it too expensive, therefore creating a transportation issue for whoever uses it.

Good way of ensuring that no one else uses it 😄😏
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« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2020, 11:35:39 AM »
It has also not been maintained adequately from what I have been told, the vertidrainer tines being in particularly poor condition.
Cue howls of indignation from The Can Man.
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« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2020, 04:46:47 PM »
Tines need replacing every year or two so that's no great drama. We have our own and as the times wear down we just put a new set on.

However there are several grease points that need regular maintenance.
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« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2020, 11:00:44 AM »
The Calderdale tractor/vertidraner is located at Old Crocs as they have a secure garage for it. I believe only they and the Vandals use it. It is not insured as Crocs deemed it too expensive, therefore creating a transportation issue for whoever uses it.

I'm fairly certain Vandals used this without the proper insurance. And the condition of it at the time looked far from safe