IOG Awards 2012

A packed Oscar-style ceremony at Bolton’s Reebok Stadium, recognised leadership, innovation and outstanding achievement across every aspect of groundscare – from grassroots pitches to professional stadia, including all types of public and private sports venues.
The winners of the 2011 IOG Industry Awards are:
Grass Roots Sports Ground of the Year – sponsored by Bayer
Winner: Heaton Sports Club
Volunteer Sports Grounds Management Team of the Year
Winner: Cleckheaton Sports Club, West Yorkshire
Volunteer Sports Groundsman of the Year – sponsored by Mark Harrod Ltd
Winner: Keith Hughes, Menai Bridge Cricket Club, Anglesey, Wales
Public Sector Sports Ground of the Year
Winner: Sunderland City Council
Public Sector Outdoor Facility of the Year
Winner: Stanley Park Sports Ground, Chippenham
Environmental Project of the Year – sponsored by Ransomes Jacobsen
Winner: Ashton on Mersey Cricket Club, Cheshire
Professional Football Training Ground Team of the Year – jointly sponsored by AFT Trenchers and Cleveland Land Services
Winner: Manchester City FC
Best Maintained Artificial Pitch of the Year – jointly sponsored by Charterhouse Turf Machinery and Kubota
Winner: Radley College, Oxfordshire
Innovation in Grounds Maintenance – sponsored by Sanli UK
Winner: GreenMech, wood chipper
Most Promising Sports Turf Student of the Year – sponsored by Sherriff Amenity
Winner: Adam Shoesmith, Myerscough College, Preston
Young Groundsman of the Year – sponsored by Rigby Taylor and Top Green
Winner: Niall Hazelhurst, Bolton Wanderers FC
Independent Schools & Colleges Sports Ground of the Year
Winner: Charterhouse School
Spectator Sports Ground of the Year – sponsored by the AELTC, ECB, the Football Association, Football Foundation, the Lawn Tennis Association, the Premier League, Rugby Football League, Rugby Football Union and Sport England
Winner: York Racecourse
Professional Sports Grounds Management Team of the Year – jointly sponsored by Campey Turf Care Systems and Imants BV
Winner: Manchester City FC
The Alex R Millar IOG Professional Football Groundsman of the Year – sponsored by British Sugar (Topsoil) and DLF/Johnsons Seed
Winner: Antony Haywood, Chesterfield FC
The Groundsman’s Groundsman of the Year
Winner: Les Gibbs, Glamorgan University
Lifetime Achievement Award – sponsored by Everris
Winner: Richard Campey, Managing Director, Campey Turf Care Systems