Ground Managers Dinner

2018 Annual STA QLD Ground Managers Dinner

Date: Friday 4 May 2018

Time: 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM

Venue: Platinum Room, QLD Cricketers’ Club, “The Gabba” (access via QCC Walkway located on Vulture Street – opposite the German Club)

Dress: Jacket and Tie / Cocktail

Ticket options include:

Guests will receive a 2 course sit down meal, 4 hour drinks package (beer, wine and bubbles and non-alcoholic selection) and entertainment. Table purchases (of 10 tickets) will also receive naming rights for their table.


  • Darren Carr – Ventriloquist performance.

Darren is recognised as Australia’s #1 stand-up ventriloquist. He and his cast of crazy characters deliver professional and hilariously entertaining performances at corporate events, special events, clubs, theatres in Australia and worldwide.

  • Ben “Dobbo” Dobbin – MC and auctioneer.

Ben is a Sports Journalist at 9 News Brisbane, radio co-host at The Luke Bradnam Show with Libby Tricket on Triple M & Gold FM and a Host at Rural QLD Today.

  • Auctions of sports memorabilia and other prizes (details to follow).


As part of the STA QLD’s inaugural dinner, STA QLD will also be presenting a series of awards which will form what will be STA QLD’s Annual Ground Managers Dinner. The awards night aims to celebrate the year that was and highlight the tremendous effort Queensland Grounds Managers endure. The award categories include:

  • Community sports field (best field)
  • Public school (best field)
  • Private school (best field)
  • QLD Cricket Awards (STA QLD Groundsman Of The Year and STA QLD Most Improved Groundsman)
  • Life Member
  • Apprentice of the Year
  • Construction award
  • Innovation of the Year

Nomination of the Awards:

Nominations will be via STA QLD’s Facebook page or email them to (more information to follow soon).

Nomination for the Community Sports Field, Public and Private School awards (above) can be nominated by the club/school, individual or representative who is a member or partner of STA QLD.

QLD Cricket awards are chosen by QLD Cricket.

Life Member Award as chosen by the STA QLD Committee.

Construction Award can be nominated by a club/school, individual or representative who is a member or partner of STA QLD.

Apprentice of the Year Award is put forward by QLD educators. A short list is then interviewed and a representative is chosen by a panel.

Innovation of the Year Award can be nominated by a club/school, individual or representative who is a member or partner of STA QLD.

Companies who have secured their table thus far include:

platinum-room-the-gabbaPlatinum Room – The Gabba