Institute of Groundsmen Young Board of Directors

Helping young groundsmen to excel

Encouraging and supporting young talent in the grounds industry is a hugely important undertaking for us and sponsoring the IOG's Young Board of Directors through awards and initiatives demonstrates our long-term commitment to the development of the industry and our investment in the careers of young people.

Interviews with the IOG'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 IOG'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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Martin Stephenson

15 Dec 2018

BREAKING INDUSTRY BARRIERS DOWN FOR THE GREATER GOOD

People who want it badly enough will make it work. I’m a firm believer that 'hard work beats talent’, any groundsperson working in the industry will see th...

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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 IOG Young Board I can help get the message out to young people in schools ...

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