Does your club's groundsman go above and beyond to ensure the pitch is in top condition?
Why not nominate them for this year's FA Groundsman of the Year Awards?
Now in its 11th year, the awards were set up to recognise the efforts of groundsmen at grassroots level, who will be mostly volunteers giving up their time to make sure their club's playing surface allows as many matches as possible to take place.
Clubs at Step 1-6 are nominated by their respective leagues.
Clubs at Step 7 and below are nominated by their County FA.
Lancashire clubs should download and fill out the Nomination Form, and download and answer the questions on the Judging Guidance sheet, and send both documents to us at:
Groundsman of the Year Awards 2018
The County Ground
or email them to our Facilities & Investment Officer Shaun Burke at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will then select our top three applications to submit to the Football Association for independent judging.
The deadline for submissions is Monday 16th March.
Download the Nomination Form
Download the Judging Guidance
Download the Nomination Letter
FA's Summary of 2016/2017 Awards
The Awards Day followed in the footsteps of the successful 2016 competition and took place in mid-August at St George’s Park. The nominees were given a guided tour of the site as well as an insightful presentation from Karl Standley (Head Groundsman at Wembley Stadium) and also a question and answer workshop with professional groundsmen from Southampton and Manchester City along with Karl from Wembley. The awards ceremony took place in the afternoon with members of The FA Facilities Committee presenting the winners with their certificates and trophies.
The winners were then invited as special guests for the England v Slovenia friendly fixture in October. The winners enjoyed the hospitality on offer before being treated to an opportunity to join the Wembley Ground Staff next to the pitch at half time. The feedback we received from our guests was overwhelmingly positive and we are extremely excited to see what this season brings.