The recent FIFA Under-17 World Cup in Brazil was the eighteenth edition of the competition. For the restructured FIFA pitch team, led by their Pitch Management Manager, Alan Ferguson, this was the fourth tournament in just under a year and the first international competition to be held outside Europe
On the edge of the northern extremes of the Peak District, Saddleworth Golf Club in Lancashire is an 18-hole, par 71, 6196 yards parkland/moorland course. Close to the Pennine Way, the course occupies the northern and eastern slopes of Wharmton Hill and, from its vantage point 1000 feet above sea level, overlooks the villages of Saddleworth, Dobcross, Greenfield and Uppermill. Lee Williams went to meet 36-year old Head Greenkeeper David Roberts.