The Groundsmen 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. This competition is a great way for these volunteers to get recognised on a local and national level whilst also having the opportunity to meet and talk with the professional Groundsmen who conduct the judging.
Summary Of 2017/2018 Awards
The Awards Day followed in the footsteps of the successful 2017 competition and took place in mid-August at St George’s Park. The nominees were given a guided tour of the site along with demonstrations of the latest machinery by our Pitch Improvement partners. There was also a question and answer workshop with professional groundsmen from Southampton, Burnley and Manchester City along with Scott Brooks Head Groundsman at St George’s Park. The awards ceremony took place in the afternoon with members of The FA Facilities Committee presenting the winners with their certificates and trophies.
The winners were also pleasantly surprised to hear that they would also receive £12,500 for machinery and materials to help improve their pitch courtesy of our sponsorship with Budweiser. The feedback we received from our guests was overwhelmingly positive and we are extremely excited to see what this season brings.