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ROVERS RUNNERS UP IN GROUNDSMAN OF THE SEASON AWARDS

19 April 2016

Rovers would like to congratulate groundsman Eric Kingscott for his pitch being Highly Commended in the Groundsman of the Season Awards.

The awards recognise the importance of the quality of pitches for professional football and acknowledge those head groundsmen and their staff who consistently produce the best playing surfaces in The Football League.

In Sky Bet League 2, Paul Knowles of Northampton Town followed the example of his team by winning the divisional title this season for the excellent pitch at Sixfields. Eric Kingscott of Bristol Rovers and Paul Currier of Oxford United are both highly commended.

The Football League's Groundsman of the Season Awards are determined initially using marks from referees and away managers for each Sky Bet Football League game and are then followed by detailed pitch inspections and a review of management operations.

These visits were carried out by Dr Stephen Baker, Head of Sports Surface Technology at the Sports Turf Research Institute (STRI).

Well done Eric!

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