Workforce development has become increasingly important over recent years, with research revealing that 20% of grounds staff could potentially leave the sector over coming years due to an ageing workforce, with two in five grounds professionals being over the age of 50.

The GMA's NextGen ambassador group are on a mission to change this trend by targeting young people, including those still at school and those at the start of their careers, and introducing them to the world of careers that can be found in grounds management.

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Louise Saunders

Managing Director of Premier Sports Surface

Beth Gibbs

Groundsperson at Wellington School

Jack Langley

Deputy Head Groundsperson at Ashton Gate Stadium

Liddy Ford

Groundsperson at The FA's St George's Park

Sam Cain

Owner of Cain Markings

Joe Broadwood

Head of Gardens and Grounds at Daylesford Estate

Meg Lay

Groundsperson at Lord’s Cricket Ground

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Sponsors of the GMA's NextGen