Pitch Consultancy Services

by Sports Leisure and Recreation Ltd

          Detail is the difference between Winning and Losing

Telephone: 01761 451448

About Steve Drew

After 27 years in the land based industry, I always knew this was the natural step.

Following working the tools and attending college to study Horticulture, Landscape and Arboriculture. I embarked on further education taking a C.M.I diploma Leadership and Management qualification while at South Gloucestershire Council.

I have always had a yearning to run my own company and with my background experiences at Bristol City FC as Head Groundsman and South Gloucestershire Council as Contracts manager coupled my extensive contact base, no challenge has proved insurmountable so far.

I strongly believe in quality and a good work ethic and this attitude has served me well so far.

The Company

As a Company, we believe in working closely with the client to understand their short, medium and long term goals, because of this we provide solutions to fit these aims and objectives as well as their budget requirement.

Our service portfolio is large and varied, but flexible enough to meet our Service Users requirements. All works are insured.

I hope to meet and speak with you soon

Kindest Regards



What the Press Say…………….


Posted on: Wed 17 Nov 2004

Steve Drew will leave a sizeable hole to fill when he leaves Bristol City to take up a new post with South Gloucestershire Council later this month. Not that the hole will be in the Ashton Gate pitch, which Steve has expertly looked after since becoming the club’s Head Groundsman seven years ago. It’s simply that whoever takes over Steve’s job will have a very tough act to follow. The 27-year-old, from Brislington, has won the Second Division Groundsman of the Year award three times, as well as finishing runner-up twice. Thanks to the work of Steve and his assistants Ashton Gate is regarded as having one of the finest playing surfaces in the country and certainly in the lower divisions. Steve originally joined the staff eight years ago and at first looked after the training ground, which was then at St George. After a year with the club he succeeded Gary Vile as Head Groundsman and the awards soon followed. Now Steve says: “I felt the time was right for a change of direction and a new challenge. But that won’t stop me taking a keen interest in City’s fortunes.




Having now completed almost one hundred Groundsman of the Year visits over eight years, it is also

appropriate to acknowledge the sustained quality of pitches at a number of clubs. The following

clubs and groundsmen have been visited during at least half of the eight years of the scheme:

Arsenal (Steve Braddock and Paul Burgess)

Blackburn Rovers (Steve Patrick),

Bristol City (Steve Drew)

Leyton Orient (Charlie Hasler)

Preston (Peter McCallion)

Wolverhampton Wanderers (David Saltman and Jonathan Calderwood)

Wycombe Wanderers Jim Gardner)

Congratulations also to Mike Heather, who has been nominated for the quality of the pitch in each of the three years that Cheltenham Town have been in the Football League.