Finalist for IOG awards announced
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 www.iogawards.com
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 ( www.iogawards.com ) 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 www.iogawards.com for details of how you can attend the most exciting annual Awards ceremony ever staged for the turf care industry.