ISEKI UK & Ireland Ltd is proud to officially support the Grounds Management Association’s #GroundsWeek, an inaugural celebration week for the turf care sector.
Managed by the Grounds Management Association (GMA), the leading not-for-profit membership body for grounds professionals and volunteers, the turf care campaign will take place 1-7 March 2021 and will celebrate and highlight the vital role that professional grounds staff, volunteers, and the turf sector play in making sport possible.
Following a difficult year for the sector due to the impact of Covid-19, #GroundsWeek aims to showcase grounds staff and the amazing work that they do – and have continued to do – despite sport coming to a grinding halt. It also comes after a year where parks and green spaces have been hugely valuable to the public’s health, with increased use for ‘daily exercise’ and physical activity.
To celebrate the week, ISEKI UK & Ireland will be highlighting the essential roles that grounds staff play in order to keep our sports facilities and open spaces in top condition for us all to enjoy.
David Withers, Managing Director commented; “despite the extreme challenges faced by everyone in the last year grounds staff have all continued to work tirelessly ensuring outdoor spaces, sports venues and leisure facilities are still maintained for people to enjoy and cherish. These spaces have been needed more than ever and it is very much appreciated. We are massively proud of the dedication and hard work of all these individuals and we are excited to be highlighting this via #groundsweek.”
Geoff Webb, CEO of the GMA, said: “After a tough year, GroundsWeek is a fantastic opportunity for every part of the sector to come together and celebrate all the hard work that’s gone on throughout the year. We want to inspire sports fans and the general public to realise the vital role we play and get even more people to enter the profession and lend a helping hand at pitches across the country.
“We’re grateful to those officially supporting #GroundsWeek, with businesses and partners helping us champion grounds staff and the amazing work they do.”
More information on #GroundsWeek can be found here.