The 2018 Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) Industry Awards, with 21 categories, recognise the passion, dedication and challenges faced by grounds staff in both grassroots and professional sports at clubs of every size and from all corners of the UK.
This year’s awards – to celebrate the 10th in the series and being held on October 31 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole, on the evening of the first day of SALTEX – includes the introduction of new awards and enhancements to entry criteria. These exciting developments are allowing the IOG to open the awards to more potential winners, in all levels of sport – the willing volunteer and paid professional, team and individual.
Once again. the ceremony is expected to be a sell-out and will be a star-studded event with a host of sporting dignitaries, broadcasters and celebrities in attendance as well as hundreds of groundsmen and women from throughout the UK and Europe’s volunteer and professional groundscare industry.
Hosted by talkSPORT radio presenter Mark Saggers, the awards will be presented in front of the expected 600 plus strong audience and representatives from the category sponsors.
Bookings for the IOG Industry Awards 2018 open Monday 2 July!
Find the full list of categories, sponsors and event details here