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Finalist for IOG awards announced
November 2, 2010

The finalists have been announced for the prestigious IOG Industry Awards 2010 which acknowledge the high standards achieved by volunteer and professional groundscare skills and facilities, from grass roots to professional stadia level. The successful winners will be announced, Oscar-style, at the SWALEC Stadium, Wales on Thursday November 25 by talkSPORT Radio presenter Micky Quinn.

The finalists for the 2010 IOG Industry Awards are:

The Groundsman's Groundsman of the Year Award- sponsored by DLF Trifolium/Johnsons.


Dan Duffy, Liberty Stadium, Wales

Dean Gilasbey, Llanelli RFC/Parc y Scarlets, Wales

Stuart Kerrison , Essex County Cricket Club

Iain Main , Surrey University/Surrey Sports Park

Graham Osbourne , Shay Stadium, Halifax,Yorkshire

Tony Sinclair , Manchester United (Old Trafford), Manchester

Voting for the winner in this category is still open at

The Spectator Sports Ground of the Year Award - sponsored by the All England Lawn Tennis Club, the England and Wales Cricket Board, Sport England, The Football Association, the Lawn Tennis Association, the Premier League, the Rugby Football League and Rugby Football Union.


Bolton Wanderers' Reebok Stadium , Lancs

Llanelli RFC/ Parc y Scarlets , Wales

The Independent School Sports Ground of the Year Award - sponsored by Sports-e-Quipment.


Shiplake College , Henley-on-Thames

St Albans School, Herts

The Best Maintained Artificial Pitch of the Year Award - sponsored by Charterhouse Turf Machinery & Kubota.


Eastbourne College, East Sussex

Manchester United's Carrington training ground, Manchester

The Professional Sports Grounds Management Team of the Year Award - sponsored by Campey Turf Care Systems and Imants BV.


Manchester City FC, Manchester

Tottenham Hotspur FC , London

The Public Sector Sports Ground of the Year Award - sponsored by Vitax Supaturf.


Bath Rugby Club , Bath

St Paul's Catholic School, Milton Keynes

The Grass Roots Sports Ground of the Year Award.


Ewhurst Junior FC , Surrey

Leamington FC, Warwicks

The Volunteer Sports Ground Management Team of the Year Award.


Barnoldswick Town FC , Lancashire

Pentyrch Sports Club , Cardiff

The Volunteer Sports Groundsman of the Year Award - sponsored by Mark Harrod Ltd.


Craig Moore, Kings Sutton FC, Oxfordshire

Andy Spetch, Bury St Edmunds RFC, Suffolk

Most Promising Sports Turf Student of the Year Award.


Nicky Moore, Brighton College, Sussex

Nicholas Staff , Otley College, Suffolk

Young Groundsman of the Year Award - sponsored by Harrod UK.


Anthony Harry, Pencoed College, Wales

Nick Phillips , Tottenham Hotspur FC, London

The Environmental Project of the Year Award - sponsored by Ransomes Jacobsen.


British Sugar plc , Norfolk

Leamington FC , Warwicks

The Employer of the Year Award


Hurlingham Club , London

Tottenham Hotspur FC , London

The Innovation in Grounds Maintenance Award - sponsored by Sanli UK.


Flow Control (GB)

Gartell & Sons

The Public Sector Outdoor Facility of the Year Award - sponsored by Bayer Environmental Science.


Surrey University/Surrey Sports Park , Guildford

Tameside Metropolitan Council , Greater Manchester

The Professional Football Grounds Management Team of the Year - the Alex R Millar Award - sponsored by Environmental Turf Technology.

Finalists in this category will be announced online ( ) and are open for voting.

The Lifetime Achievement of the Year Award, recognising the outstanding contribution of an individual to the industry - sponsored by Scotts Professional.

The winner of this Award will be announced at the Awards ceremony on November 25.

Visit for details of how you can attend the most exciting annual Awards ceremony ever staged for the turf care industry.

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