Ground Work Recognised

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Grassroots groundsman, the vast majority of whom are volunteers, play a huge role in ensuring pitches are in their best possible condition, week in, week out.

The Groundsman of the Year Awards were set up 10 years ago to recognise the contribution of these ‘unsung heroes’, who work in all weather, all year round, to make sure that thousands of matches can take place on a high standard of playing surface.

The Awards also encourage the development of groundmanship.

2012 County Groundsman of the Year Winner:        Roy Swift (Newquay AFC)

2012 County Groundsman of the Year 2nd place:    Ieuan Gregory (Hayle FC)

2012 County Groundsman of the Year 3rd place:     Julyan Vague (St Teath FC)

The photo shows 3rd place winner Julyan Vague from St Teath receiving his award from Cornwall FA's Council Representative Dennis Champion along with St Teath Team Manager Will Kitto.

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