Pitch to Win is a competition that gives away over £12,000 worth of pitch makeovers to football, cricket and rugby league teams.
Earlier this year it was reported that the winning football team was Clifford Juniors from Yorkshire. It has now been announced that the winning rugby league club was Bury Broncos and the cricket team was Normanby Park from Scunthorpe.
Each team will receive £3,000 to renovate its pitch, along with expert advice from the IOG who will recommend the best way to treat problems and renovate the turf.
The three winners will now battle it out to decide who has the worst pitch in the country to win a further £1,000 winter maintenance top up and be crowned the overall winner.
In total nine teams received a cash prize, as well as a brand new kit and pitchside sponsorship from Briggs & Stratton. The nine teams are:
Football – (1st) Clifford Juniors, (2nd) Gilmorton FC, (3rd) Haunchwood Sports
Cricket – (1st) Normanby Park, (2nd) Salesbury Cricket Club, (3rd) Eight Ash Green
Rugby League – (1st) Bury Broncos, (2nd) Thatto Heath, (3rd) Westhoughton Lions
Ian Small, sales and marketing manager for Briggs & Stratton UK, commented: "Judging was not easy – the level of entries was staggering and the standard of some of the pitches really was alarming. It's great to be able to help out teams at a grassroots level and I can't wait to see how the pitches look when the work is complete."