Groundsman of the Year Award Nominations are Open
Following the success of last season’s Groundsman of the Year Awards, please find below all the relevant information on how to nominate your Groundsman in the 2018-19 competition. This applies to clubs at Step 7 and below only. Each County FA will be collating nominations over the next month and will then submit their top 3 applications to The FA, for independent judging as part of The FA National Awards.
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 limited resources. This competition is a great way for volunteer Groundsman to get recognition at a local and national level whilst also having the opportunity to engage with the professional Groundsmen who conduct the judging.
The winners of the 2018 Norfolk Groundsman of the Year Awards were:
1st Place –
John Marston; Mundford FC
2nd Place – Jeff Lake; Aylsham FC
3rd Place – Steve Finch; Wells Town FC
These awards provide a fantastic opportunity to recognise and reward Club Groundsmen at Step 7 and below in Norfolk.
If you would like to nominate your Groundsman, the closing date for applications is Monday 4th February 2019. Norfolk FA, in collaboration with our independent judging panel, will select the top 3 applications to submit to The Football Association. The first-placed Groundsman will then undergo independent judging along with winners from other counties for consideration for the National Groundsman of the Year Award.
Please complete the attached nomination form and return to:
FAO Ian Grange
Facilities, Investment & Development Manager
11 Meridian Way
Thorpe St Andrew
Alternatively, please send your completed nomination form via email to Ian.Grange@NorfolkFA.com.
We look forward to receiving your nomination, and thank you for your continued support of the Awards.