David Mitchell is the Head Groundsman at Carlisle United and has been in this position since 2005, the year a devastating storm wreaked havoc on the football pitch and infra-structure of the club. Prior to his appointment at CUFC he worked in the golf industry as a deputy head greenkeeper for 13 years, then Head Greenkeeper for 5 years.
His accolades include receiving the IOG Groundsman of the Year in 2010-11; 2011-12; Highly commended in 2012-13; 2014-15 and in 2016-17 winning Grounds Team of the Year for League 2. After a second devastating storm (Desmond) in 2015 in which the flood water covered the goal posts his small team managed to get the playing surface ready in just 39 days!
David is passionate about his job and even though in a team of just one now at Brunton Park he enjoys the challenge that each new season brings.
When David has time away from his job he enjoys following his other team Sunderland and is working his way up all the Wainwrights!