Making the turf calls

Hale School cricket |curator Luke Cooney.
Hale School cricket |curator Luke Cooney.

The Hale School cricket curator recently won the National Australian Sports Turf Graduate Award after taking up the career instead of pursuing economics.

His career began his local cricket club needed a curator for the last six weeks of the season.

‘I put my hand up and with nothing more than the knowledge gained from watching Tony Greig sticking a key in the wicket and some welcome advice from a WACA groundsman, got through the season.

‘The next season the club offered me the role of curator, which I accepted with open arms, and a career in the turf industry was born.’