The Groundsman of the Year Awards 2018
The Groundsman of the Year Award was set up to recognise the contribution of these unsung heroes of the grassroots game and encourage the development of groundsmanship.
The majority of football in this country is played outside the Football League. Quality pitches are therefore essential for the development of football at every level. Grassroots groundsman, the vast majority of whom are volunteers, play a huge role in ensuring pitches are in their best possible condition, week in, week out. The Awards were set up to recognise the contribution of these ‘unsung heroes’, who work in all weather, all year round, to make sure that thousands of matches can take place on a high standard of playing surface.
The current award structure is as follows. There are separate awards for:
The Football Conference (Steps 1 and 2)
Steps 3 and 4 National Award
Steps 5 and 6 National Award
Step 7 and Below National Award
Step 1 – 6 Clubs are nominated by their respective Leagues, while Step 7 and below Clubs are nominated by their County FA.
The first ranked Dorset club groundsman at Step 7 and below will go forward to the national judging stage and undergo independent adjudication.
The Dorset County FA are pleased to have teamed up with Fleet Line Markers UK to bring your Groundsman (at Step 7 and below) the chance to win some exciting prizes. Enter your Groundsman into the 2018 Groundsman of the Year Awards for your chance to win:
1st Prize Kombi Line Marker and 2 Drums of Super C paint
2nd Prize 2 Drums of Super C paint
3rd Prize 1 Drum of Pitchmarker C paint
To nominate your groundsman at Step 7 and below please compete and return the form below to Kath Purnell, County Facilities and Marketing Officer, by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or post to:
The Dorset County Football Association
The County Ground
Closing date for entries is Monday 5th March 2018.
DOWNLOAD THE NOMINATION FORM HERE