Castleford ground staff in running for award

Castleford Tigers head groundsman Stuart Vause
Castleford Tigers head groundsman Stuart Vause

Castleford Tigers’ ground team are in the running for a national award.

For the second year running the ground team at the Tigers’ Mend-A-Hose Jungle have made the finals for the Institute of Groundmanship Grounds Team of the Year category.

The prestigious awards recognise the important contribution made by groundscare staff in raising industry standards and encouraging greater professionalism within the industry.

The winners of the IOG Industry Awards 2015 will be announced at a ceremony held at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel on the evening of Wednesday, November 4.

Tigers head groundsman Stuart Vause said: “It’s fantastic to be recognised by the IOG again this year.

“The team here show great work ethic and dedication to keep our pitch in tip top condition. I would be thrilled to bits to come home with the trophy this year!”