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EFL award winners announced

EFL award winners announced: Despite a challenging 2020/21 season for clubs in relation to their pitches, ground staff have continued to produce an incredibly high standard of pitches up and down the country.

As the current campaign draws to a close, the EFL have announced their winners for the Grounds Teams of the Season.

EFL award winners announced

EFL award winners announced

Here are this season’s winners:

Championship

Grounds Team of the Season – Watford

Highly Commended – AFC Bournemouth

Highly Commended- Stoke City

League One

Grounds Team of the Season – Doncaster Rovers

Highly Commended – Plymouth Argyle

Highly Commended – Portsmouth

Highly Commended – Shrewsbury Town

League Two

Grounds Team of the Season – Forest Green Rovers

Highly Commended – Carlisle United

Highly Commended – Cheltenham Town

Congratulations to all the winners!

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EFL Award Winners Announced

EFL Award Winners Announced: The EFL has announced the winners of the Grounds Team of the Season award for 2018/19 in each of the three divisions.

The awards recognise the importance of the quality of pitches for professional football and acknowledge the clubs and their ground staff who consistently produce the best playing surfaces in the EFL.

EFL Award Winners Announced

In the Sky Bet Championship, Swansea City win the award for producing a perfect pitch at the Liberty Stadium this season. Aston Villa and Middlesbrough are both highly commended.

In Sky Bet League One, Bristol Rovers’ ground staff take top honours for the excellent surface at the Memorial Stadium. Doncaster Rovers, Sunderland and Wycombe Wanderers are highly commended.

The award for Grounds Team of the Season in Sky Bet League Two this year goes to Swindon Town, while the ground staff of Carlisle United and MK Dons are highly commended.

Championship

Winner – Swansea City

Highly Commended – Aston Villa

Highly Commended – Middlesbrough

League One

Winner – Bristol Rovers

Highly Commended – Doncaster Rovers

Highly Commended – Sunderland

Highly Commended – Wycombe Wanderers

League Two

Winner – Swindon Town

Highly Commended – Carlisle United

Highly Commended – MK Dons

The EFL’s Grounds Team of the Season Awards are determined initially using marks from referees and away managers for each Sky Bet EFL 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).

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EFL Award Winners Announced

EFL Award Winners Announced: The EFL has confirmed the winners of the Grounds Team of the Season award for 2017/18 in each of the three divisions.

The awards recognise the importance of the quality of pitches for professional football and acknowledge the clubs and their ground staff who consistently produce the best playing surfaces in the EFL.

EFL Award Winners Announced

In the Sky Bet Championship, Middlesbrough win the award for producing a perfect pitch at the Riverside this season. Fulham and Nottingham Forest are both highly commended.

In Sky Bet League One, Rotherham United’s ground staff take top honours for the excellent surface at the New York Stadium. Blackburn Rovers and Milton Keynes Dons are highly commended.

The award for Grounds Team of the Season in Sky Bet League Two this year goes to Wycombe Wanderers, while the ground staff of Chesterfield and Swindon Town are highly commended.

Championship
Winner – Middlesbrough
Highly Commended – Fulham
Highly Commended – Nottingham Forest

League One
Winner – Rotherham United
Highly Commended – Blackburn Rovers
Highly Commended – Milton Keynes Dons

League Two
Winner – Wycombe Wanderers
Highly Commended – Chesterfield
Highly Commended – Swindon Town

The EFL’s Grounds Team of the Season Awards are determined initially using marks from referees and away managers for each Sky Bet EFL 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).

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