Hanwell Town Football Club are through to the prestigious IOG (Institute of Groundsmanship) 2018 awards for best semi-pro/community sports ground.
Due to the continued investment at the club we were nominated for this award, and have now been shortlisted as one of the two finalists.
This year, IOG are celebrating their 10th anniversary, the awards acknowledge the passion, dedication and challenges faced by grounds staff, volunteers and professionals across all levels of sport.
“Once again we have enjoyed a bumper number of nominations for the awards, matching last year’s record-breaking entry,” says IOG Chief Executive, Geoff Webb. “The quality has really been exceptional – with the judges commenting that some of the applications have been the best they’ve seen in the awards’ history – and a host of new nominees have come to the fore, too.”
He continues: “We should applaud everyone who has reached the shortlist – and those who have been highly commended – in an annual event that attracts national and regional TV, radio, social media and press coverage, and acknowledges the efforts of our armies of grounds people who prepare playing surfaces at all levels of sport.”
The winners will be announced Oscar-style at the IOG Industry Awards dinner by host Mark Saggers from talkSPORT radio at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole, on Wednesday 31 October – the evening of the opening day of the SALTEX exhibition at the nearby NEC.
Updated 10:52 - 3 Sep 2018 by Nigel Hunt