The Racecourse Association Limited is delighted to announce that a new sponsorship agreement has been achieved for the much coveted Racecourse Groundstaff Awards. The annual Awards are the only awards in British Horseracing which recognise and celebrate the hard work, dedication and significant contribution of racecourse groundstaff teams across the country.
Existing sponsors Pitchcare and Watt Fences have agreed to continue their support of the awards, and will be joined in 2016 by Fornells, one of the leading suppliers of running rail.
Awards are presented to the winning Flat, Jump, and Dual Purpose Racecourses, of which one team will be crowned overall Racecourse Groundstaff Champions at the 2016 RCA Showcase Awards.
In addition, there will be Merit Awards, presented at the discretion of the sponsors.
Caroline Davies, RCA Racecourse Services Director, said; "The racecourse groundstaff work tirelessly to provide the best ground possible and ensure that it is well maintained, consistent and safe. We are delighted that Pitchcare, Watt Fences and Fornells have agreed to sponsor these valuable awards to allow recognition of the work of the groundstaff."
John Richards, Operations Director of Pitchcare commented; "Fornells is the original inventor of plastic rails for racecourses. The company is internationally renowned and respected, and is a very welcome addition to our partnership."