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Q: I am a volunteer Club Groundsman responsible for preparing turf pitches. I have completed Level 1 IOG course. I have recently been in conflict with our local Assocoiation where they have attempted to force play, when in my opinion the square was quite unfit for play to occur and substantial damage would have occured were it allowed to proceed. Can you please advise what the appropriate protocol should be in such situations as most matches take place on artificial surfaces and I am convinced our Association are not familiar with, nor sympathetic to, the rigours of maintaining a turf facility. Thanks.

A: Hello - could you please email with some more details of the issues and they can pass it on internally for someone to help you further