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Koby up for Turf Management award

Koby Branns nomination as graduate of the year and as a team leader in sports ovals and mowing.

By news@gippsland - 19th March 2021 - Back to News

Bass Coast Shire Council Sports Ovals and Mowing Team Member, Koby Brann, has been nominated for 2021 Sports Turf Graduate of the Year, through the Sports Turf Association of Victoria.

Bass Coast Shire Council Sports Ovals and Moving Team Member, Koby Brann, has been nominated for 2021 Victorian Sports Turf Graduate of the Year

Bass Coast Shire Council Sports Ovals and Moving Team Member, Koby Brann, has been nominated for 2021 Victorian Sports Turf Graduate of the Year

Koby started his turf management journey by completing a VCAL program with Council in his final years of school, which turned into an apprenticeship from 2018. "Through my love of sport, I developed an interest in the process of preparing and presenting sporting ovals, so that got me started in the industry," he said.

A big part of Kobys role is maintaining and preparing sports reserves for the local community to use and enjoy. "Since completing my apprenticeship, I am more into the industry than the sport!" Koby said. He is now a full-time member of the Sports Ovals and Mowing Team and said working with Council has been a really enjoyable experience.

Shaped up for the future

Koby Braan said, "By completing my apprenticeship with Council, it has put me in really good shape for the future and I couldnt ask for anything else, really. It has really set me up well to continue working in the industry, I have also made some great mates and I really enjoy coming to work, every day."

He said that in the future, he would like to travel to America to work on golf courses and different sporting fields, like baseball and gridiron. His ultimate dream though, is to become head curator at the MCG. "Although, being head curator anywhere would be pretty good."

Nominated as team leader

While Koby was shocked to receive the email advising him of his nomination, Councils Team Leader Sports Ovals and Mowing Darren Green wasnt as surprised. "Koby has worked really hard over the last three years and it is a real credit it to him that his school thinks highly enough of his work to nominate him, he represents Council extremely well," Darren said.

As part of his nomination, Koby will give a presentation to the Sports Turf Association of Victoria board during April. If he is declared the Victorian winner, Koby will participate in final judging for the 2021 Sports Turf Association National Graduate of the Year, being held on the Gold Coast in June.




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