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Local officials support for New York

12 July 2012

Ahead of the inaugural season at the New York Stadium, Rotherham United received a special donation from members of Rotherham & District Referees Association.

The officials, which included Millers Honorary Ambassador and World Cup final referee Howard Webb, presented Chief Operating Officer Paul Douglas with a specially designed plaque and mirror which will take pride of place in the official's changing room at the New York Stadium.

The idea came from local official Richard Wigglesworth who was one of seven representatives who were also given a guided tour of the state-of-the-art £20million facility.

"The plaque and mirror is engraved with the Referee's Association emblem, and welcomes the team of officials on behalf of the Rotherham and District Referees' Association," said Secretary Phil Woodward.

"It was an idea suggested by one of our members, Richard Wigglesworth, and Rotherham United have kindly agreed to allow it to be fixed in the officials changing room."

The tour included a visit to the officials changing rooms and the Millers hospitality facilities, as well as having the opportunity to sit in the home end of the stadium.

"On behalf of Rotherham United we would like to thank the Rotherham and District Referees' Association for this donation," said Paul Douglas.

"The New York Stadium is a modern state-of-the-art facility, but it is touches like this that also make a huge difference, and we are very grateful to the association for their contribution."

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