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STRI and IFA Announce Groundsman of The Year Winners

Thu 31st May 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

STRI (Sports Turf Research Institute), in conjunction with The Irish Football Association (IFA) have revealed the winners of the 2012 Groundsman of the Year Awards.

Mervyn Nixon of Championship One outfit Ballinamallard FC was crowned the overall winner of the coveted award with Roy Stretton of IFA premiership side Dungannon Swifts FC and Keith Berry from PSNI FC in Championship Two also highly commended.

Now in its seventh year, the awards recognise sports turf excellence and reward Groundsmen from IFA Premiership, Championship One and Championship Two teams.

The award winners, unveiled at the Irish Cup Final, were selected following submission of a season long set of weekly reports from referees who scored each of the grounds across the three divisions based on a pre-determined set of criteria. 

Commenting on the this year’s awards winners, Gordon McKillop, Chief Executive of STRI, said:  “The awards acknowledge the commitment and dedication of the many groundsmen at grassroots level who work tirelessly to produce surfaces for the local teams in Northern Ireland.

“The judges were impressed with the winners approach in striving for a first class playing surface. The winners across the three divisions have demonstrated unrivalled expertise and endeavour and the judging panel acknowledge the impressive work carried out behind the scenes at their respective clubs.”

Posted by: Aaron Gourley

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