Courses are invited to submit entries

The Racecourse Association, formed in 1907, is the trade association for British racecourses and serves the interests of its 59 British racecourse members. 

Since 1996, The Racecourse Groundstaff Awards have celebrated and rewarded world-class grounds management and have given all types of racecourses the opportunity to be heralded for their surfaces.

2022 will be the 24th annual Groundstaff Awards and racecourses are invited to submit entries across six categories - Dual Purpose, Flat, Jumps, Merit Award, Neil Wyatt Lifetime Achievement plus one new category entitled – Most Improved Member of the Team. 

This year Agrovista Amenity has joined forces with Duralock and seed breeder DLF to sponsor the awards.

Commenting on the sponsorship of the awards, head of commercial Dan Hughes said, “Agrovista Amenity is delighted to support and recognise the skill and dedication of racecourse grounds teams throughout the UK by becoming a main sponsor of the RCA Groundstaff Awards. After a tough couple of years for racecourse groundstaff and the racing community as a whole, we are delighted to be working with the RCA to celebrate the invaluable work done to make racing happen.”

Matt Gresty, MM & designer sales and brand manager, added, “I’ve worked with various racecourses for over 20 years, so I have plenty of experience in this field. I think that in the world of grounds management, sometimes the racecourse sector can be a little bit forgotten about, and they deserve more support. Some of major sporting events in this country take place at racecourses and it is important that they are represented.”

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