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The West Midlands' pitch perfectionist Jimmy the Mower nominated as 'unsung football hero'

A groundsman who is passionate about pitches and went viral after tweeting about the art of mowing grass to make youngsters 'feel like they are playing at Wembley' has been nominated for an award.

Jimmy 'The Mower' Broadhouse

Jimmy 'the Mower' Broadhouse from Ditton Priors in south Shropshire became a celebrity in 2019 after he tweeted about how he cuts the grass at Bilbrook football pitch in Pendeford, Wolverhampton, to give the best playing surface he can for the kids in his community.

The tweet resonated with thousands and before long, Jimmy became a trusted turf influencer and even founded the #Patchoftheday competition.

Jimmy, who runs Ditton Services Grounds Maintenance, makes YouTube videos to offer help, advice, and product reviews so that more people could be informed on the practice of turfing, mowing and cutting grass.

Now the 46-year-old pitch perfectionist has been nominated in a Sky Bet competition to find the unsung heroes of football across the country.