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Bidding a Fond Farewell

31 January 2014

Andy set for pastures new

The man who has maintained the hallowed turf at the Keepmoat Stadium for several years  

is set to bid a fond farewell to DRFC. 


Andy Thompson, Head Groundsman at the Doncaster Rovers Football Club is moving on to pastures new. Rovers game tomorrow against Middlesborough (1st February) will be Andy’s last game in his current role. 


Andy has enjoyed a lengthy career with Rovers and has overseen the pitch and the groundsmen at the Keepmoat since the stadium opened in 2007. 


In January last year Andy was awarded the man of the match accolade for Rovers game against Leyton Orient after working through the night with his team of groundstaff to ensure the match remained on despite arctic like weather conditions. 


Gavin Baldwin, Chief Executive of Doncaster Rovers FC, said: “Andy has been an extremely hard working member of our team and we would like to thank him for the dedication he has given to his role. 


“There have been a number of occasions where Andy and his team have worked tirelessly throughout the night in all weathers to ensure matches have gone ahead and we are grateful for all his efforts over the years. 


“For a groundsman to have been named man of the match shows how well liked Andy has been by supporters and his colleagues alike. 


“I am sure that our fans will join me in wishing Andy all the best for the future.”   


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