Wildcats invest in pitch improvements
When the Wakefield Wildcats faithful walk through the doors at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium on Sunday one thing that will hit them is the vibrant pitch that has been restored into top condition.
A significant investment was set aside to bring the pitch back up to its usual high standard with the work been carried out after the Easter period.
“The pitch is so much better than what it was a month ago,” said head groundsman Steve Dutton.
“It still has a lot of improvement in it and I would hope to say in around a month’s time the grass will be looking its best.”
With the lack of home games recently, Dutton picked out this gap to give the track a facelift and as he explains, they had to do a lot of work in a short space of time.
“The whole job only took two days at Easter time. We cut the grass really short and laid 85 tonnes of sand on the top, drained it before spreading with a brush and tractor. Following that we re-seeded it to help the drainage.
One of the main reasons to bring the pitch back up to standard was to help head coach Richard Agar and his men play free-flowing rugby, as Chief Executive James Elston explains.
“A key to the decision in improving the surface was to help our team on a match day. Anything we can do to help the first team we will and an improved pitch is certainly a benefactor.
You can check out some pics of the new pitch at the source link below.
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