Five clubs battle for Grounds Team title
FIVE clubs will be battling it out for the title of Suffolk FA Grounds Team of the Year sponsored by Jacobsen Ltd.
The Judging Panel will visit the five clubs – Bacton United 89, Beccles Town, Claydon, Ipswich Vale Exiles and Ransomes Sports – on Wednesday.
This year's Judging Panel is as follows:
Ben Connell, Ipswich Town Grounds Manager
Adam Underwood, International Marketing Manager, Jacobsen Ltd
Will Parker, owner of Parkers Pitches
Matt Stebbings, Suffolk FA Football Development Manager
Sponsors Jacobsen Ltd have increased the prize money for this year’s competition, with the winning club receiving £500, the runners-up receiving £300 and the third-placed club receiving £100.
The prize will be in the form of vouchers to be spent with Ernest Doe Ltd.
The judges are pictured above visiting Beccles Town where they saw joint groundsman Chris Brown (second right) during last season’s competition.