The winner of the Pitchcare 2020/21 Fantasy Football competition, Goldwyn Bird, was today presented with his top prize of £500, along with a celebratory bottle of Veuve Clicquot.
Goldwyn, who has worked as Assistant Greenkeeper at The Royal West Norfolk Golf Club for twenty-two years said: "I love my job because of the beautiful location, I enjoy being outside and I have great work colleagues. I'm proud to work for one of the top golf clubs in the county."
"I'm delighted to claim the top prize - especially as my colleague (Alan Loose) came 8th!
The competition (sponsored by Syngenta) had over 100 entrants who competed for a share of the £1500 prize money. Syngenta Business Manager, Daniel Lightfoot, highlighted that this season's pitches have performed amazingly under the intense TV spotlight of every game live, even under the most challenging management regimes. "Whilst the game's over and the players get to take time off, it never stops for the grounds' teams, as renovation kicks off to be ready for next season.
Left: Jodie Vale, Head of Marketing for Agrovista UK Ltd presents Goldwyn with his 1st place prize. Right: Colleague Alan Loose joking about coming in 8th place.
A full list of winners and Terms & Conditions can be found here