The Cricket World Groundcare Awards 2020 were officially launched at the Dennis and SISIS Groundcare seminar at Durham CCC on Tuesday February 18th.
Alastair Symondson, Head of Media at Cricket World, announces the launch of the Cricket World Groundcare Awards 2020
The Cricket World Groundcare Awards were introduced to recognise the dedication and hard work that Groundcare individuals put into maintaining and producing cricket squares and outfields for recreational clubs, schools and universities in the UK and Ireland.
We also hope that the awards will raise the profile and awareness of groundcare staff (without whom there would be no cricket) and also encourage and promote the groundcare industry.
There are several award categories and the judging process will be taking into account the quality of the playing surface, general upkeep of the ground, longevity of service, an 'against all odds' and an overall Groundcare Person of the Year. Every nomination for the judging process will receive a special Certificate of Recognition for the Individual and the club/school and the winners will be invited to a special presentation at Lord's Cricket Ground, in London.
Alastair Symondson, Head of Media, Cricket World said: "We are delighted to be running these awards again, with the support and assistance from our sponsors and partners. We also understand the dedication and hard work that goes into preparing cricket playing facilities and it is nice that we can recognise their hard work and endeavours in some small way."
Roger Knight, former First Class cricketer and past CEO/Secretary of the MCC commented on the Awards: "These are the stalwarts of recreational cricket clubs and schools and we should thank them all - how gratifying it is to see a past winner of the Cricket World Cricket Groundcare Awards now taking charge at the Home of Cricket as well - Karl McDermott."
Cricket World Groundcare Awards 2020 - Sponsors comments:
"ISEKI are proud supporters of these Awards. We are committed to recognising the dedication of the groundsmen who ensure cricket pitches everywhere are maintained to the highest possible standard, whilst taking great pride in their work." Iseki - UK & Ireland
"We are very happy to support this grassroots initiative" Boughton Loam
"Dennis and SISIS are delighted to be part of these Awards. Raising the profile of the grassroots volunteer and professional groundsmen, and the fantastic work that they do to ensure the game of cricket is played, will also help to attract the next generation of groundsmen." Dennis and SISIS
For More information please contact Alastair Symondson or Jane Tomkins - firstname.lastname@example.org