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#GroundsWeek polling reveals positive impact

#GroundsWeek polling reveals positive impact: Following the first-ever #GroundsWeek (1-7 March 2021), an awareness campaign for the turf-care sector launched by the Grounds Management Association (GMA), polling reveals its positive impact for the future of groundscare. Following the campaign, the not-for-profit membership organisation measured results to inform future activities. In a survey issued to professional […]

GMA education programme continues to grow

GMA education programme continues to grow: The Grounds Management Association (GMA) reaches a significant milestone in its online training with more than 2,000 enrolling for its courses since the pandemic began. Now, the not-for-profit member organisation adds two new courses to its training offering; Online Level 2 Cricket Surfaces (Applied Turf Culture) and the first […]

GMA takes 3G pitches course online

GMA takes 3G pitches course online: Following a year of significant growth to its online resources, the Grounds Management Association launches its Level 2 ‘Effective Maintenance of 3G Pitches’ training course. The online course is designed to help participants understand how to effectively maintain a 3G pitch to provide a safe surface, whilst meeting performance […]

GMA expands online training

GMA expands online training: Today, the Grounds Management Association (GMA) is announcing the latest addition to its online training with its new course, Level 3 – Winter Pitches ‘Advanced Turf Culture’ for experienced volunteers and professionals. The new online course is ideal for experienced volunteers and grounds team members, and will help participants understand the […]

GMA launches new online toolkit

GMA launches new online toolkit: The Grounds Management Association (GMA) today launches its online ‘Grounds Management Toolkit’, a training resource aimed to support volunteers maintaining football, cricket, rugby league and rugby union pitches. The new website consolidates information from the Sport England ‘Groundsmanship’ website and has reshaped some of its written content into short videos […]

Steve Braddock enters the GMA Hall of Fame

Steve Braddock enters the GMA Hall of Fame: The Ground Management Association (GMA) today announced that Steve Braddock, Head of Grounds Management at the Arsenal Football Club training centre, enters its industry Hall of Fame. Steve becomes the second recipient of the award, joining the late Eddie Seward MBE who is the former Head Groundsman […]

IOG announces successful rebrand

IOG announces successful rebrand: The Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG), the leading not-for-profit membership organisation, today announces its new name and brand, the Grounds Management Association. Following unanimous backing by the Board, a member vote was called on the new name at the beginning of March. Votes have been cast by members via post over the […]

The IOG set to rebrand

The IOG set to rebrand: Following independent research entitled ‘Groundsmanship: Sports Vital Profession’ which highlighted the urgent need for change, the IOG today announces its intention to re-brand. After a thorough selection process, the proposed new brand name and identity, unanimously backed by the Board of the IOG, will be the ‘Grounds Management Association’. The […]