Monday, January 11, 2021

Chorley's Groundsman To Help With Cup Final Pitch

Chorley FC's groundsman Ben Kay has been invited to help prepare the Wembley pitch for this season's FA Cup final.

Kay ensured Chorley's pitch was fit to play Derby despite sub-zero temperatures last Friday night.

Wembley’s Grounds Manager, Karl Standley, heard what Kay had done.

"Hearing about the work Ben and his team put in to prepare for Chorley’s Emirates FA Cup game was really inspiring," said Standley.

"It is a privilege to be able to invite Ben to join our team and help us prepare the pitch for The Emirates FA Cup Final, one of the biggest days in Wembley Stadium’s calendar."

Kay said he was 'absolutely thrilled'.

"I was shocked when I received the message, but obviously genuinely touched by the offer and delighted to accept it.

"I can’t wait to step out onto the famous turf and experience the thrill of being at Wembley. The FA Cup is such a special competition and to be involved in this way is a dream come true."