Dale Frith

BSc (Hons)

Agronomy Director at OBi Sports

Dale is a Agronomy Director for OBi Sports Ltd an independent Manchester based Sports Pitch Consultancy Company and has over 25 years of experience in the sportsturf industry.

This includes practical experience at leading venues in both the UK & USA along with consultancy experience for a range of clients including grassroots clubs, councils, developers, professional clubs and international federations.

Current responsibilities include the following:

  • Feasibility Studies which include site assessments and reports to provide information to the client and planners (where required)
  • Design works to include site specific requirements and development to tender documentation
  • Tendering to a range of Contractors and analysis to ensure accurate pricing is provided leading to contractor appointment
  • Monitoring of installation ensuring correct practices and materials are used to meet the design requirements
  • Sign off works to include Playing Quality Standard (PQS) testing
  • Sports pitch testing generally for clients in professional sport

Relevant Experience:

  • Over twenty five years of sports turf experience at top level sports venues around the world
  • Working with pitch improvements, pitch reconstructions and budget management on sports turf projects
  • Lead Testing and consultancy for the FA Women’s Super League and FA Women’s Championship
  • Experience of working with grassroots & professional clubs on design and maintenance projects
  • Consultancy and advisory work for FIFA & UEFA including overseeing construction, grow-in and performance during major international events. Work involved working within different continents adapting to different methods of work upskilling people to provide world class pitches
  • Practical experience within the Premier League, Football League and Championship tennis.