Skip to content

Experts In Their Field: Richard Hayden

Episode 1: Richard Hayden

In the first of the ASA ‘Experts in their Field’ monthly podcasts, ASA President Dr Anne Marie Butler chats with Richard Hayden, sportsturf consultant and MD of Hayden Turfcare.

Hayden Turfcare is focused exclusively on the design, installation and management of high quality natural and synthetic sports turf surfaces and the company has recently completed it’s 450th pitch across 52 countries. Richard and his team have designed and project managed some of the most logistically and technically complex sports pitch projects in the world including work for the FIFA World Cup and the UEFA Euro series.

Richard brings listeners on a world tour as he discusses his experiences from the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, to Poland/Ukraine in 2011, FIFA World Cup 2014 Brasil with insights from St Petersburg Russia also shared. Richard highlights some recent achievements in the area of natural turf equestrian surfaces and the importance of equine to his business.

Coming from a strong agricultural background in Graiguenamanagh Co. Kilkenny, Richard shares his experiences of the first principles acquired from his BAgrSc Degree from UCD, the life long learning accomplished from practical experience and the essence of the day to day need for problem solving and logistical solutions. Hayden Turfcare’s clients encompass sporting organisations at every level from the progressive amateur club or community centre through to globally recognised brands.

For more information on Hayden Turfcare visit –

ASA thank Richard for his time and wish him, his family & his business continued success into the future.