The Greyhound Board of Great Britain (GBGB) is calling for nominations for the 2020 Kennelhand of the Year Award.

This prestigious award is presented to one outstanding kennelhand who shows impressive commitment to their work and who goes above and beyond to provide the highest standards of care to the greyhounds in their charge. The winning kennelhand will win £500 and a special trophy in recognition of their dedication and exceptional efforts.

To submit a nomination for this year’s award, please email the name of your nominee, a brief description of why you think they should win and your own contact details to awards@gbgb.org.uk with the subject line ‘Kennelhand of the Year 2020’.

The deadline for nominations is Monday 18th January 2021. After this date, a panel comprising several industry experts will meet virtually to discuss each nomination and decide the winner of the sought-after title.

Whilst the current Covid-19 restrictions prevent greyhound racing fans and supporters of the sport coming together to celebrate its stars in person, the 2020 GBGB Awards will still go ahead this year as part of an exciting virtual event. This will be held and broadcast online on the evening of Sunday 14th February 2021.

Mark Bird, Managing Director of GBGB, said:

“This award is our annual opportunity to thank the kennelhands of our sport for their hard work and dedication to their role. Each day across our trainers’ residential kennels, our kennelhands are working tirelessly to care for their greyhounds, ensuring they bring out the best in them both on and off the track.

“This year, in particular, kennelhands have played an invaluable role within trainers’ teams to keep owners updated and kennels running smoothly. I know how difficult this period has been for everyone so kennelhands across our sport should be proud of everything they have done in support of our greyhounds.”