IoG Industry Awards announced at Cardiff's SWALEC stadium

The winners of the 2010 Institute of Groundsmanship (IoG) Industry Awards were announced last week at a sell-out ceremony at Cardiff's SWALEC Stadium.

The IoG Industry Awards were attended by nearly 300 groundscare experts from the UK and abroad including Sport England CEO Jennie Price and talkSPORT Radio’s Mark Saggers who hosted the event.

Keynote speakers included Sport Wales CEO Huw Jones, All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club CEO and Wembley National Stadium director Ian Ritchie.

The 2010 Iog Industry Awards winners are:

  • Grass Roots Sports Ground of the Year – Leamington FC, Warwickshire
  • Volunteer Sports Ground Management Team of the Year – Barnoldswick Town Football Club, Lancashire
  • Volunteer Sports Groundsman of the Year – Andy Spetch, Bury St Edmunds RFC, Suffolk
  • Public Sector Sports Ground of the Year – Bath Rugby Club
  • Public Sector Outdoor Facility of the Year – Tameside Metropolitan Council, Greater Manchester
  • Environmental Project of the Year – Leamington FC, Warwickshire
  • Employer of the Year – The Hurlingham Club, London
  • Best Maintained Artificial Pitch of the Year – Manchester United’s Carrington training ground
  • Innovation in Grounds Maintenance – Flow Control (GB)
  • Most Promising Sports Turf Student of the Year – Nicholas Staff, Otley College, Suffolk
  • Young Groundsman of the Year – Nick Phillips, Tottenham Hotspur FC
  • Independent Schools & Colleges Sports Ground of the Year – Shiplake College, Henley-on-Thames
  • Spectator Sports Ground of the Year – Bolton Wanderers’ Reebok Stadium, Lancashire
  • Professional Sports Ground Management Team of the Year – Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, London
  • Professional Football Grounds Management Team of the Year – Manchester City Football Club
  • Groundsman’s Groundsman of the Year – Iain Main, Surrey University’s Surrey Sports Park
  • Lifetime Achievement Award – Keith Boyce  (previous head groundsman at Hedingley and now groundsman at New Rover cricket club in Leeds)

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