Grounds Management Association Young Board of Directors

Encouraging young people into the industry

Encouraging 14-16 year olds, school leavers and young people to consider a career in groundskeeping is key for the progression and longevity of the industry. By sponsoring the GMA’s Young Board of Directors through awards and initiatives we’re demonstrating our long-term commitment to the future of groundskeeping.

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…

Sam Cain

10 Jan 2019

ON A MISSION TO SHOW THE RANGE OF INCREDIBLE CAREERS

I wanted to be able to show young people that there are lots of opportunities and careers paths you can take in grounds even if you don't like football! 

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Connor Collins

18 August 2020

DREAM COME TRUE WORKING IN GROUNDS INDUSTRY

It was always my dream to work in football and I was exploring all different routes into this. I was lucky enough to be given a trial shift as part of the match...

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Joe Broadwood

24 September 2020

YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR NURTURING SKILLS AND CAREER GROWTH

I've always had an interest in sport from a young age, as well as all things green. I worked for a grounds maintenance company on work experience and my passion grew.....

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John Wright

17 July 2019

ENCOURAGING YOUNG PEOPLE INTO THE INDUSTRY

Education is key to getting more youngsters into groundscare. And I hope that by joining the GMA Young Board I can help get the message out to young people in schools ...

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Matt Jenkins

6 August 2020

PRAISING REWARDING INDUSTRY FULL OF OPPORTUNITY

When I started working as a match day volunteer at Southampton FC I knew it was a career that I wanted to pursue - I love working outside and the different challenges ...

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Brad Jefferies

18 August 2020

PROMOTING REWARDING CAREERS IN GROUNDSCARE

There is no better feeling than leaving the site on a Friday with all the pitches striped up and in excellent condition - knowing that all the games and activity that....

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