Through the technical services pillar, vast improvements will be made to grassroots football pitches, while the trials and research course will focus on innovation and emerging technologies that enter the sports turf industry. The unique nature of the Academy makes it a world-class prospect, as cutting-edge sports turf research can be put into ‘live’ in-situ trials – a first for elite sport played on grass.
Scott Purdy, Business Development Manager EMEA for Bernhard and Company, said: “Our relationship with Leicester City stretches back over a number of years, and we are proud to be supporting them in the development of this outstanding facility.
“Education is at the heart of everything we do, so we are pleased to be continuing our pursuit to give back to the turf industry. The Academy will provide an ideal platform for young turf professionals to hone their skills and develop a well-rounded knowledge before heading out into the wider industry,” he added.
In line with the announcement, our marketing team have produced an informative video, featuring interviews and clips, that dives deeper into what the Sports Turf Academy has to offer.