Tony Stewart talks to www.themillers.co.uk...
Rotherham United are currently investing further in developing the club’s training base at Roundwood.
Work is currently underway on the playing surfaces at the-Rawmarsh based facility, as the club look to enhance draining systems which will lead to improved pitches.
The work, confirmed by Chairman Tony Stewart, is an extension of an overhaul at the site which began with significant investment starting back in 2017.
“We have made further investment into the training ground at Roundwood,” the Chairman pledged to www.themillers.co.uk
“The pitch at AESSEAL New York Stadium has always been excellent, and whilst the training ground has also been noted for the standards of surface, we have made moves to install some new drainage systems which will vastly improve what was already an impressive area.
“We made significant investment in facilities back in 2017, and this is the next stage in the development. We are striving for the best, and the latest investment at Roundwood will take it onto the next level. Work is already underway, and when completed we'll have some of the best training pitches, not just in League One, but in The Championship.”
A new building, including a gymnasium and dressing rooms was created for the Millers’ first-team in 2017, and now substantial work continues to take the surfaces onto the next level, which are set to match the immaculate standards set at the Millers’ home at AESSEAL New York Stadium.
The Millers’ ground staff, guided by Dave Fellowes, have won a plethora of awards in recent seasons, and the Chairman was quick to credit Dave and his team for consistently hitting the high standards year in, year out.
“I have to thank head groundsman Dave Fellowes and his staff for their tireless work,” he added.
“They have won awards for their work, they do a fantastic job and we are indebted to them for what they do here. They rightly get the recognition for what they do, and with the latest upgrades, we are confident of further improving what are already excellent surfaces at the training ground.”