Gabba guru to retire after The Ashes

The Gabba is on the search for a new Head Curator, with legendary grounds Manager, Kevin Mitchell Jr., set to retire after this year’s Ashes test in November.

Following in his father’s footsteps, Mr Mitchell joined The Gabba in 1984 as an assistant curator, as well as is in his 27th year as grounds Manager.

Minister for Sport, Mick de Brenni, stated Mr Mitchell would be a difficult act to follow:

The name Kevin Mitchell Jr is synonymous with The Gabba as well as the pitches he curates are recognised as the very best in the world, striking concern into the hearts of checking out cricket teams.

To keep creating an absolute world class deck on a ground that is utilized all year round, takes a specific talent. The effect Kevin has had on Australian as well as world cricket is just immeasurable. The next curator will have absolutely significant shoes to fill.

I join all Queenslanders in wanting Kevin the very best in his retirement after the Ashes this year.

We are now on the browse for somebody who is passionate about what they do, somebody who can produce, preserve as well as present a world class, multi-use field of play as well as keep the wicket at the greatest common for which it’s ended up being distinguished as well as emulate the success Kevin has accomplished so far.

The Gabba grounds Manager, Kevin Mitchell Jr, stated the stadium was full of fond memories.

In the ‘80s we had the truly great West Indies teams touring with the likes of Clive Lloyd, Viv Richards as well as the huge four quick bowlers as well as that was an eye-opener for me, I believed what a excellent location to work.

Then in 1995 we won our very first Sheffield shield final as well as that was truly game-changing for Queensland cricket as well as then the Lions won their three premierships which was amazing for the ground as well as for Queensland as well.

Of program the Sydney Olympic pool of the soccer where stage five of the ground redevelopment was completed was a magnificent event where we held the eventual gold medallists Cameroon in a blockbuster.

The Gabba is a famous, iconic, historic stadium as well as you feel that obligation to produce something that Queenslanders are pleased of, you have to like the job, it’s a huge part of your life.

Mr Mitchell handled a part-time function in recent years, as well as stated stepping back had enabled him to handle a mentor function to other staff:

I’d taken a step back from the physical side of work as well as participated in a lot more of a support function with the team to see out my contract while assisting to recruit my successor.

I want to say thanks to the grounds team for their regular efforts to satisfy the high requirements needed as well as preserving the culture of having excellent pride in creating high quality playing surfaces.

The Gabba Manager, Blair Conaghan, stated Mr Mitchell would leave a significant tradition at the venue:

‘Kevvie’ Mitchell has indicated so much to The Gabba as well as his work on the playing surface has truly been instrumental in a great deal of our success as a venue. It’s been a amazing journey for Camiseta Sevilla FC him, from the days when it included the old greyhound track to its improvement into the a lot more contemporary facility it is today as well as to consistently provide over such a long period of time is an extraordinary achievement.

Over the past few years Kevvie has worked truly difficult to pass on that understanding as well as expertise to the rest of the grounds team as well as I’m positive we’ll draw in a appropriate candidate to assist continue his legacy.

For additionally info on the grounds manager vacancy at Stadiums Queensland, go to:

NB: in addition to the grounds manager vacancy, Stadiums Queensland Camiseta Kashima Antlers is likewise on the search for an events Manager.

The Gabba

First well established in 1895, The Gabba has held lots of major events including cricket, AFL, baseball, rugby league, rugby union, Olympic soccer as well as a lot of just recently two sell-out Adele concerts.

Today, it is finest understood as the house of the Brisbane Lions, Queensland Bulls as well as Brisbane warm as well as is regarded as an impenetrable fortress for the Australian cricket team, Camiseta Leicester City with one of the very best cricket wickets in the world.

The location has a 42,000-capacity as well as a variety of function as well as satisfying areas that are utilized extensively throughout the year.

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