Football Pitch Consultants

My work as a football pitch consultant takes me throughout the UK, providing consultancy on the drainage and playing surface of existing football pitches and more often, project managing the whole construction of new football pitches so that the end result creates perfect playing conditions.

A good pitch has an even, slick and dense grass cover comprising a solid stand of ryegrass cut to a height of 30 to 50mm. Good drainage is vital for continual use in the winter and the season is long. In order to sustain a sound playing surface through to May a sound maintenance budget is a pre-requisite and an intensive renovation programme at this time is normally essential

"We employed Gordon to carry out a design and report on the change of use of one of our horse fields to a football pitch for a grant application to the Football Foundation. On our successful bid Gordon then acted as consultant agronomist for the period of the construction contract. It was largely Gordon’s experience in design and contracts, and his good relationship with us and the construction contractors that has led to the project being a success."
Alex Rennie - Hadlow College

"We contacted Gordon for advice when we were preparing an application for a grant to construct two new football pitches on a piece of sloping ground close to a river bank. Gordon’s expert advice combined with his extensive survey & feasibility study ensured that we were successful in our grant application. Gordon project managed the construction of the pitches & ensured that everything ran smoothly from start to finish."
Martin Thorpe - Westerham Junior Football Club

"Gordon Jaaback's help in analysis, design, selection of contractors and inspection of the site works was invaluable in the design and construction of Goudhurst football pitch. He brought a depth of experience to the project that I believe would have been hard to match."
Fred Courtney Bennett - Adams Johns Kennard Architects

Hadlow College, Kent

After completion of a feasibility study documents were prepared for the construction of a football pitch under the control of the Football Foundation. The contract was over-seen to completion and will be monitored through to establishment.

Westerham Town Council, Kent

A feasibility study was undertaken and documents prepared for the construction of two football pitches. Funding was provided by Sport England and the contract was over-seen. It will be monitored through to establishment.

Cheshire East Borough Council

Detailed investigation was carried out on the construction of eight grassed football pitches at the Sandbach United Football Club. Recommendations were prepared for remediation.

Goudhurst Football Club

A new pitch was developed by the Goudhurst Parish Council for local clubs. Detailed documents were prepared and the contract managed through to establishment.

St Marys High School, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire

Playing fields were established on two plateaus and incorporated facilities for athletics, cricket, football and rugby. Full documents were prepared and the contract was overseen through to establishment.

"We have worked with Gordon on a number of projects including the £32 million Gateway Acadamy Thurrock and the £28 million St Mary's CE School, Cheshunt."

"These projects involved significant sports pitch formation and modelling together with associated land drainage. Gordon is expert in his knowledge and understanding of sports pitch construction and we would not hesitate in recommending his specialist services."

David Carmichael,Senior Partner
Lyster Grillet & Harding Architects

Canvey Island Junior Football Club

After completion of a feasibility study documents were prepared for a cambered pitch and the contract overseen through to completion.

"Gordon was employed to provide specialist pitch and drainage advice for the construction of a new grass football pitch in a challenging site. His knowledge and expertise has enabled the scheme to be successfully complete to a high standard and his on-going involvement has meant the maintenance regimes are being properly followed."

William Bidewell, Senior Partner
Barker Associates Property Consultants

Maccabi London Brady Recreational Trust, Barnet, Hertfordshire

Feasibility study was completed for the trust and drawings and tender documents were prepared. The contract was overseen through to establishment.

"Gordon has always given us expert advice and guidance ensuring that our grass pitches are of the best quality. He led our project to build two new grass pitches and an irrigation system with enthusiasm and the utmost care and attention. The quality of the pitches, drainage and irrigation system has proved to be of an exceptionally high quality."

Dan Levy, General Manager
London Maccabi Recreational Trust Sports Club

Yavneh College, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire

Design documents were prepared for the construction of two football pitches together with attenuating storage trenches.

Arnold Town Football Club, Nottingham

Following the failure in the performance of the stadium pitch a detailed investigation was carried out and a report prepared to assist in settling the dispute.

Elm Lane Sports grounds, Lewisham

After an initial feasibility study the design and documents were drawn up for the construction of two football and one rugby pitch. The contract was then supervised to completion.