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Rugby Football League Groundsman of the Year

By Emma Rosewarne

The Rugby Football League is introducing a Groundsman of the Year Award in memory of Brian Cartwright, a great servant to the game of rugby league and honorary Groundsman to the RFL for over twenty years who sadly died of cancer last year.

The award is not intended to reflect the best pitch or most expensive equipment, it is more to reward those Groundsmen that are often unsung heroes who put in effort above and beyond the call of duty, are dedicated- particularly in difficult circumstances, take pride in the job, have attention to detail, teamwork and have a 'can do' attitude.

The Rugby Football League is inviting clubs to make nominations for this award and, as such, has enclosed a nomination form. I would be grateful if you could return any nominations to us by 22nd October 2004. The award will be presented on the occasion of the Gillette Tri-Nations Final at Elland Road on 27th November.

Rugby Football League Groundsman of the Year

Please use section 1 to fill in your name and contact details. Use section 2 to give details of the person you are nominating. Continue on a separate sheet if necessary.


Section 1



Name:

Telephone:

Address:

Mobile

Email:

Section 2

a) Name of the Groundsman you would like to nominate:

b) Name of the Club where the Groundsman works:

c) State how many years the Groundsman has been at the club:

d) State how many people the Groundsman has to assist him:

e) Does the Groundsman have any technical knowledge or qualifications?

f) What resources/machinery does the Groundsman have available to him?

g) Give details of the Groundsman's tasks and responsibilities:

h) Please estimate how many hours of usage the pitch gets throughout the playing season:

i) Please give details of any problems the Groundsman has overcome in order to complete his duties:

j) Please give details of any individual initiatives that have altered and subsequently improved the ground:

k) Please give any other comments in support of this nomination:

If you have any photographs in support of this nomination, please forward them to us. Please include the date and time of when they were taken.

Declaration: I declare that the information I have given is a true reflection of the person, their role and achievements:


Signed_______________________________________

Date______________________________



Please note that all personal information on this form will be held in accordance with the Data Protection Act.

All nominations should be returned to the Operations Department, The Rugby Football League, Red Hall, Red Hall Lane, Leeds, LS17 8NB no later than Friday 22nd October 2004

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