La Manga Head Groundsman

19 Oct

La Manga Club ( is an unrivalled sports and leisure paradise which sits between the low hills that separate the Mediterranean from the Mar Menor Sea, just 20 minutes from Murcia airport and an hour from Alicante.

Set out over an area of some 560 hectares (approx. 1,400 acres), it enjoys a mild year-round Mediterranean climate and offers visitors a prestigious five-star hotel, luxury vacation apartments and extensive sports facilities, including three championship golf courses, a new Leadbetter Golf Academy, a 28-court tennis centre and eight grass sports pitches.

As well as hosting both Davis and Fed Cup tennis matches, La Manga Club has signed a long-term deal to be the overseas training resort of the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) until 2019. It has also staged the Spanish Open golf championship and regularly attracts professional and international football teams to the first- class year-round training facilities.

As a result of more than 40 years of continued investment, innovation and commitment to excellence, La Manga Club is widely recognised as Spain’s flagship resort and as one of the finest sports and lifestyle destinations in the world. Evidence of this is provided by its numerous awards and accolades.

La Manga Club has teamed up with Cricket Ireland and Cricket Scotland in a new long-term partnership to create a new European Cricket Performance Centre at the world-famous Spanish resort the first of its kind in Europe. In a ground-breaking new agreement, the top sports and leisure resort has signed a ten-year deal with the two national organisations to develop an exclusive new warm-weather overseas training base in Murcia, south-east Spain.

Designed to help prepare men’s and women’s teams for international cricket as well as assisting with the development of players and coaches, the first phase of the jointly-funded project is set to open in January 2017.

Under the terms of the new partnership, Cricket Ireland and Cricket Scotland will have exclusive booking options for using the centre as a warm-weather training and playing base for its men’s and women’s national and provincial senior and youth teams.

Facilities are set to include six new first-class grass pitches and two artificial wickets on two existing grounds, plus 18 grass and five artificial net lanes all with 25-metre run-ups. In addition, new specialist grass fielding, catching and wicket-keeping areas are also being created. Work on the training and match facilities is due to be completed by January 2017, with the grass areas to be in use by early spring 2018.

La Manga Club is seeking to fill a two-year contract as Head Groundsman on a self-employment basis to manage and oversee the maintenance of the two cricket pitches, grass training area including 18 grass nets and 8 football pitches.

If this opportunity interests you, please email a CV and a covering letter addressed to the project Sports Surface Consultant: -

Alan Lewis MSc NDT F inst G Alan Lewis Limited

1A Crowmeole Lane Shrewsbury

Shropshire SY3 8AX

Email: Mobile: +44 (0)7484 074904

Closing date for applications is 31st October 2016

Should you be successful in making the short-list following the application process, please note that interviews will take place during November 2016 

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