The Groundsman of the Year competition is a great way for these volunteers to be recognised on a local and national level whilst providing an opportunity for groundsmen
to meet and talk with the professional groundsmen
that conduct the judging.
THE Northumberland FA is inviting volunteers and groundsmen
from local clubs to take part in a free pre-season maintenance workshop at Newcastle East End FC on Wednesday, August 17 (6.
Hampden's turf war took a new twist last night when Scotland's groundsmen
revealed they are up in arms over the marking system that has seen it given the SPFL's top award.
It is learnt that the pitch hasn't been watered over the last couple of days and the groundsmen
have exposed the wicket to the scorching sun.
We are very fortunate to have three highly experienced groundsmen
who have taken on the challenge of producing an international wicket, with the support of Chris Woods from the ECB," said Glamorgan chief executive Hugh Morris.
at this level of football are nearly all volunteers who give up hours of their time to provide the best pitches possible using very few resources.
He said: "The IOG awards are arguably the most prestigious in our industry and to win this in a year that's seen Edgbaston host the final of the ICC Champions Trophy and one of our biggest summers of cricket is a great reward to the efforts of my team of groundsmen
who have worked tirelessly throughout.
There was some hope in the middle as the rain had stopped after one hour and the groundsmen
and super soppers were pressed into action.
Mr Duffy, groundsman at the Liberty Stadium since 2005, had some tough competition, with five other Barclays Premier League clubs being highly commended for the work of their groundsmen
across the district will be hoping the current cold snap clears soon.
I did the job for nothing, competing against some very good full-time groundsmen
like those at Chesham and St Neots so to establish myself among the top amateurs in the business was very satisfying.
BHA senior course inspector Richard Linley, who said he felt privileged to have worked with Gilford at both Sandown and Ascot, acknowledged the difficulty in picking the category winners, saying: "Yet again groundsmen
around the country have demonstrated real commitment to their work, frequently under very difficult circumstances.