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Message to all NCU Clubs - Grounds & Facilities
NCU Grounds Criteria 2021
Over the past 18 months, a key element of the NCU strategy has been to support and encourage clubs in the development of their grounds and facilities. While aspects of this initiative have been impacted by the COVID 19 pandemic, significant progress has been made and we are now able to share further information with our clubs.
The NCU can now offer this initiative to ALL clubs.
March is a key time of the year to start this process and it is proposed that NCU takes soil samples from all grounds. These will be sent away for specialist investigation and a report will be compiled to include a bespoke action plan for each club depending on their individual outcomes.
The nominal cost for this bespoke service is £30.
For ease, the NCU will include this cost in your invoice for player registrations. Any 'owner' clubs who wish to opt-out of this service should email NCU at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Obviously, this excludes clubs who rent/lease from local authorities. The NCU is working on a plan for these clubs.
Michael Kennedy has agreed to oversee this process and will be in touch with each Club Secretary over the next week or so to arrange access to obtain samples
Specialist Ground maintenance:
The NCU have purchased a high quality scarifier and aerator with the support of grants from the Department for the Communities and Sport Northern Ireland.
The NCU can now offer bespoke services undertaken by specialists as follows:
This is a two man job as large number of bags need to be lifted onto trailer out to the square, taken out of the trailer and then lifted into spreader.
The price includes seeding and brushing in, drag matting the square after topdressing, seeding and levelling batting ends and finished with fertilizer spreading.
Please note machinery cannot be hired independently out to be used by clubs.
Match Day reports:
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