Encouraging young people into the industry
The GMA's Young Board of Directors is a group of younger turf professionals which was formed to encourage young people to enter into the industry.
Reesink Turfcare supports the 'Get Into Grounds' strategy – led by the Young Board of Directors which seeks to encourage 14-16 year olds, school leavers and young people to consider a career in grounds management.
Louise, taking the lead on finance and strategy on the GMA Young Board of Directors, provides an insight into the multitude of different avenues available to young people in grounds.
Anthony, current vice-chairman of the GMA Young Board of Directors, has worked his way from the ground up with his career. Starting in a volunteer position at the age of just 15, Anthony has gone on to fill numerous roles in the grounds industry.
Brad has been on the board for the past four years helping to inspire young people to take up a career in grounds. After getting a taste of the industry at just age 14 assisting the club groundsman of a local semi-professional football club.
Joe had an interest in all things green from a young age and has since gone to represent the environmental side of groundskeeping. In his role as events orgniser on the GMA Young Board of Directors, he hopes raise awareness of
Jessica Mayho is the GMA Young Board's Facilitator, helping to making the events run by the board a reality and getting more young people interested in grounds.
Interviews with the GMA's Young Board of Directors
Reesink and Toro are proud, as ever, to play a part in giving young groundsmen a platform to develop their careers. Here we've published a series of articles from past and present members about what being part of the GMA's Young Board of Directors means to them and how they are helping others…
HIGHLIGHTING GROUNDS OPPORTUNITIES BEYOND THE PITCH
Managing Director, Premier Sports Services
Finanace and strategy
GROUNDS PROVIDES CAREER GROWTH
Sales manager – golf and commercial turf, Tuckwells
SETTING YOUNG PEOPLE UP WITH GROUNDS FOR SUCCESS
Head groundsman, Lincoln City Football Club
YOUNG BOARD TO NURTURE SKILLS AND CAREER GROWTH
Freelance grounds management
DRIVING CHANGE AND GETTING GIRLS INTO GROUNDS
Business and events manager, Leeds University
10 Jan 2019
ON A MISSION TO SHOW THE RANGE OF INCREDIBLE CAREERS
Founder of Cain Markings
Social media co-ordinator
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