Greg Smith

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Greg represents the Education Sector.

Greg has been a member of the GMA throughout his career and is now keen to help and support it through a position on its Board of Directors. Greg has supported and helped develop and grow a number of people through varying horticultural courses on natural grass and artificial/3G surfaces.

Greg describes himself as self-motivated, with a proven record of supporting the GMA and the Nottinghamshire FA when they first launched the PIP for local football clubs. He also supported the role in Nottinghamshire up until 2015, working with Tom Rowley (GMA - GaNTIP) and Ricky Stevenson (Nottinghamshire FA).

Greg has been involved in sports ground maintenance since 1983 and has always enjoyed his roles. Firstly, working through the YTS scheme and learning from experienced Groundsmen at Boots Sports Ground and studying for his City and Guilds and NVQ to level three.

For fifteen years as Head Groundsman/Stadium Manager, with a small team, Greg produced the first team football pitch for Notts County FC and Nottingham Rugby Club. Supporting both sports to a high standard he came 2nd to Twickenham at the GMA awards in 2012

Currently at Nottingham University, Greg works alongside the Director of Estates and of Sport. He describes himself as part of a team that delivers sport for the students and organises large events; held both nationwide and locally.

Greg won an GMA award for best artificial surfaces and achieved a ‘Highly commended’ for the University and Colleges Grounds Team in 2018. The proudest achievement to date for Greg is; for the 2nd year Nottingham University have hosted the BUCS Big Wednesday UK finals.