New Long Reach Irrigation System for Bristol Rovers FC Training Ground

Having attended a Groundsman’s seminar, head groundsman Eric Kingscott contacted Mawdsleys to discuss the operation and benefits of having one of our portable irrigation units at the Bristol Rovers FC training ground in Cribbs Causeway.


Eric had been talking to Kevin Sturmey (Chairman and Groundsman at Taunton Town FC), Kevin strongly recommended purchasing one of the LRI units for the training ground, as he had used an LRI  for many seasons now and was adamant that the LRI was the answer to all portable irrigation issues.

Mawdsleys Pumps long reach irrigation system for sports pitches


Having met with Eric on site at the training ground, Mawdsleys quoted Eric for a LRI with water holding tank and booster pump. Bristol Rovers now uses the long reach irrigation system before every training session to make the playing surface slick, for faster movement of the ball around the pitch.

Mawdsleys Pumps long reach irrigation system for sports pitches


Having successfully supplied this unit, Mawdsleys went on to supply a 40,000 litre water holding tank at the main Bristol Rovers Ground.

Talk to the Experts

Like we did at Rovers, we’d love to help you produce the perfect playing surface. To find out more about any of our irrigation systems or talk to us about designing a bespoke solution for your sports ground, just call our friendly and knowledgeable team on 0117 954 8030