Members of the IOG were recently invited to take part in some independent research into the groundsmanship sector; the full results of this research will be shared at SALTEX. Early analysis of the results has revealed the urgent need for change. Addressing issues like lack of diversity in the sector and the need to attract a younger generation is crucial to sustain the future of our profession.

Respondents to the independent research told us the Institute of Groundsmanship should lead the charge for change. With that in mind we are now considering how to change the look and feel of the IOG. We want your views to be front and centre of this process, so please spare five minutes to tell us (anonymously) what you think. We’ll be back in touch when we have more detailed plans to get your views again. 

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* 1. About you (please select all that apply)

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* 2. Are you a member of the IOG?

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* 3. Your age

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* 4. Your gender

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* 5. Your ethnicity

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* 6. How do you think the general public rates other jobs in sport? Please rate which you think are considered most important, by marking the jobs below 1 - 4 (with 1 being the most important and 4 being the least important)

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* 7. How important is it for the general public to understand the role of a groundsperson, in your view?

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* 8. Would you support a change in the way groundsmen are described if it helped attract new talent into the sector?

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* 9. What one thing would surprise the public about the role of groundstaff if they knew?

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* 10. What 3 words spring to mind when you think of the IOG? (don’t overthink this one – just whatever comes to mind in the first few seconds)

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* 11. In your opinion, do you think the word ‘groundsmanship’ puts some people off joining the profession?

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* 12. To tackle some of the big issues facing the sector (like recruitment, educating the public on the importance of the role of groundspeople, and improving grounds across the country) how bold do you think the IOG should be in its approach?

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* 13. Which of these statements do you agree with? (choose all that apply)

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* 14. Can you name any of the IOG’s priorities for the next 3 years?

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* 15. Do you have any other views you’d like to share with us at this stage?

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* 16. Would you like to be involved in the campaign?

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