Groundsman of the Year - Divisional winners announced
The individual divisional winners, as selected by the Playing Surfaces Committee of the Football League, are as follows:-
Nationwide Division 1 - Wolverhampton Wanderers
Nationwide Division 2 - Cheltenham Town
Nationwide Division 3 - Hartlepool United
Each winner receives a crystal trophy and £250.
Given special mention by the Playing Surface Committee were Mike Heather of Cheltenham whose pitch has been nominated every year since the club joined the Football league, and Dave Brown of Hartlepool for the substantial improvement in the Victoria Ground pitch over the last two seasons.
Other clubs on the shortlist were:-
Nationwide Division 1 - Derby County and Leicester City
Nationwide Division 2 - Stockport County and Wycombe Wanderers
Nationwide Division 3 - Oxford United and Rushden and Diamonds
Our congratulations to all concerned.