Myerscough College is once again well represented at the 2019 IOG Industry Awards, with three current sportsturf learners shortlisted as being among the best in the country.
Now Institute of Groundsmanship Awards are now in their 11th year, and acknowledge the passion, dedication and challenges faced by grounds staff, volunteers and professionals across all levels of sport.
Two Myerscough apprentices feature in a three person shortlist for the IOG Toro Most Promising Sports Turf Student. Callum Allsop is currently on an apprenticeship in Work-based Horticulture-Sportsturf, and works in the Premier League with Leicester City FC, while Daniel Hill, at Premiership Rugby Union side, Harlequin FC, is undertaking a Sports Turf Operative Standard apprenticeship programme.
Degree student, Nick Pepper, is nominated in the IOG Rigby Taylor/Top Green Young Grounds Person category. Nick is part of the groundsteam at Gloucestershire County Cricket Club, and has been studying a BSc (Hons) Sportsturf Science and Management (FYDE) Online programme.
The winners will be announced at the IOG Industry Awards dinner, hosted by BBC TV presenter Dan Walker, on Wednesday October 30 at Birmingham NEC, on the final day of the annual SALTEX event.
Commenting, IOG chief executive, Geoff Webb, says: "With so many memorable sporting events to celebrate this year, the IOG Industry Awards’ shortlist rightly includes the grounds teams that have created the playing surfaces across all sports for such sporting drama. In addition, of course, this year’s awards also recognise the efforts of grounds people at all levels and at sporting venues of all sizes.
“This is the 11th consecutive year that the awards have uniquely provided a national stage for the achievements of everyone involved in groundscare and we should applaud everyone who took the time to enter as well as those who have reached the shortlist.”
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by Dave Salmon