During the year Nottinghamshire FA run a number of workshops aimed at supporting grassroots groundsman. We have been holding training sessions as part of our FA Pitch Improvement Programme lead by our Regional IOG Pitch Adviser, we have also had FA Partners Redexim Charterhouse and Rigby Taylor in attendance, we hold one in September / October each year around 'Winter Maintenance' and one in March / April 'End of Season Renovations'. to find out and register for the next session please contact Ricky Stevenson.
The nomination process for Groundsman of the Year will be open soon!
Each year we look for nominations for grounds men and women in the County, those whom work tirelessly to ensure we have a pitch to play the game.The Award recognises the contribution of these unsung heroes of the grassroots game and aims to encourage the development of groundsmanship.
Each County FA will be collating nominations and will then submit their top three applications to The FA to be in contention to win the national Award. Nottinghamshire County FA's groundsman of the year is supported via a partnership with Fleet (Line Markers) Ltd who will supply prizes to the top 3 county winners.
For information on this years nomination process please contact Ricky Stevenson.
To support grassroots groundsman in Nottinghamshire we are holding an IOG - Level 1 (Practical Maintenance of Sports Surfaces) training course, this is based on feedback from groundsman we have been working with whom have requested further formal training, so working in partnership with the IOG and local partners we are able to bring this course at a subsidised rates for those working in Nottinghamshire.
The course will run on Tuesday 24 October 2017. Please see link for further information and registration - IOG Course Booking Form - 24 Oct 2017.
Want to know more about Assett Transfer? Download the guide below!
The FA has produced the associated downloadable guide on Asset Transfer intended as a starting point for football clubs seeking to pursue transferring an Asset from a Local Authority. It will provide you with an understanding of what an asset transfer is, some of the issues you need to consider before taking on a transfer, the legal issues associated with asset transfers and whether you need to change the organisation of your club.
Throughout the guide there will be links to websites that will provide you with further information. It is highly recommended that Clubs visit the Sport England Asset Transfer Toolkit as this will provide you with in depth information surrounding the Asset Transfer process.
The Sport England toolkit can be found by visiting www.sportengland.org/assettoolkit/