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Origin Amenity Solutions is proud to support Honda Rugby Grounds Connected events

11 Jun 2024 | BALI Member News

Accredited Supplier Origin Amenity Solutions (OAS) is proud to announce its participation in the Honda Rugby Grounds Connected (HRGC) events, the RFU's official communication network for rugby grounds.

These events, aimed at grounds people of all levels of experience, knowledge, and expertise, offer free and valuable insights into effective ground management.

The most recent event was held at Crowborough RFC, with upcoming events on Tuesday 11 June at Didcot RFC and Wednesday 19 June at Lutterworth RFC.

For the past three years, Origin Amenity Solutions has been a steadfast supporter of HRGC events throughout the UK, showcasing advanced technologies and sharing expert knowledge in pitch management.

This year, OAS will be carrying out live line marking demonstrations including the market-leading iGO Premier and their state-of-the-art line marking robot, the TinyLineMarker Sport, which revolutionises sports field marking with unparalleled precision and efficiency. Using the TLM Sport significantly reduces the time required for marking, allowing grounds staff to focus on other essential maintenance tasks.

Kelly-Marie Clack, UK Technical Manager from Origin Amenity Solutions, will present at these events. She will share her expertise and address the evolving challenges in pitch management. Reflecting on recent trends, Kelly states,

"As the weather has changed over the last few years, the topic of conversation has shifted. In 2022, discussions focused on drought and optimising pitch performance with limited water. Over the last two years, the focus has moved to managing the large volumes of water we now experience. We discuss soil texture, aeration, seed, weed control, and fertilisers. The key message is aeration, aeration, aeration."

Kelly will delve into the benefits of using controlled-release fertilisers and perennial ryegrass for rugby pitch renovations in her presentation. These solutions are crucial for maintaining optimal playing conditions in varying weather scenarios.

Origin Amenity Solutions is dedicated to supporting grounds staff and enhancing the quality of rugby pitches across the UK.

"We look forward to engaging with the community at the HRGC events and sharing our latest innovations and strategies,"

adds Kelly.

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