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Congratulations to Darren Baldwin Professional football Groundsman of the year.

Posted on December 07, 2013 by Tony

Congratulations have to go to Tottenham’s head groundsman Darren Baldwin who eventually pipped Wembley Stadiums groundsman Tony Stones to the title of Professional Groundsman of 2013. What a wonderful achievement when you consider that the Wembley staff have just the one pitch to keep in top condition while Darren has the pitch at White Hart Lane and fifteen more grass pitches at the new training complex.

Commenting on Darren’s award, IOG CEO Geoff Webb said: “Darren has been a fantastic ambassador for groundsmanship – both on and off the pitch.

“He richly deserves the accolade of IOG Professional Football Groundsman of the Year. Over many years the pitch at Tottenham has been exceptional when it comes to standards of surfaces. He is always on hand to help others in the industry and this is a fantastic tribute to him and the Club.”

When you look back on the footage of the Tottenham pitch from the 90’s and before the standard has improved enormously, the pitch now always plays wonderfully and is of bowling green quality. I can recall the days when the keeper would have believed he was on the beach rather than a football pitch as the amount of sand used to repair the goal areas was quite ridiculous. Times have changed and standards have improved immeasurably and at the moment our own man is the master.

5 to “Congratulations to Darren Baldwin Professional football Groundsman of the year.”

  1. Eric says:

    So flag for him.It’s so easy to overlook such imp Lola who make lives so much easier for the players fans and football in general

  2. Eric says:

    Autocorrect on a phone can make anyone look like a douche.M glad my message got through

  3. Jide says:

    Good work Darren! Our surface is better than Wembleys! Believe that!



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