The Grounds Team at Rodney Parade have today been named the best in Sky Bet League Two.
Grounds Teams up and down the country have worked tirelessly this campaign to maintain pitches across all 72 of the EFL’s clubs and the Grounds Teams of the Season awards recognise the staff who have produced the best quality playing surfaces in each division.
Pitch marks are provided by the referee and away team manager for all EFL League matches.
The top Clubs from each division with the highest divisional average are then visited by Neil Rodger, from STRI (Sports Turf Research Institute), where further assessments are carried out, which cover pitch quality, environmental conditions and usage, resources, management and sustainability.
Once all club visits have taken place, in-depth reports and recommendations are submitted to the Playing Surfaces Committee, at which point winners are determined. The winners of each division will receive a trophy and certificate.
Dragons would also like to place on record our thanks to South Wales Sports Grounds and Floyd's Turfcare for all the support they give our Grounds Team.