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READ | Millers scoop Grounds Team of the Year award for League One

27 April 2018

Millers pick up divisional award...

Rotherham United’s ground staff have been awarded Grounds Team of the Season for Sky Bet League One for the 2017/18 season.

The Millers fended off competition from Blackburn Rovers and MK Dons, who received special commendation for their pitches, but it was Dave Fellowes and his team that claimed the coveted prize when the winners were revealed on Friday afternoon.

It isn’t the first time that the pitch at AESSEAL New York Stadium has drawn the plaudits, with Dave and his team winning the same award in the Championship back in 2014/15. They were also ‘highly-commended’ the season before during the club’s promotion campaign from League One and in their first season at the Millers new home in 2012/13.

Supporters and opposing managers have been admirers of the playing surface at AESSEAL New York Stadium for a number of years and Player Facilities Manager Dave Fellowes expressed his delight at receiving the award following another mammoth team effort.

“We’re thrilled to once again be recognised as the Grounds Team of the Season,” he told

“A lot of hard work has once again gone into maintaining the pitch here at AESSEAL New York Stadium and I would like to give a special mention to Dave Burton and Mykel Parkin for all of their efforts this season.

Dave Fellowes

“We have had to battle the elements this season with a lot of rain since the turn of the year and even some snow, but we’re really pleased with how the pitch is looking as we gear up for the Play-offs and upcoming U17 European Championship games.”

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