Doncaster Rovers win family excellence award for eighth year on trot

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Doncaster Rovers have won the Football League Family Excellence Award for an eighth year running.

The award recognises clubs for their commitment to attracting families and young fans.

Rovers, as well as Huddersfield Town, Ipswich Town, Milton Keynes Dons, Shrewsbury Town and Tranmere Rovers, have won the award every year since it was created in 2007.

Ryan Murrant, Rovers’ marketing and communications manager, said: ““For the club to win the award again, and to be one of only six clubs that have won it every year is a credit to those that have started this exciting journey.

“The club aren’t competing with Leeds, Bradford or the Sheffield teams on a Saturday for families to attend, we compete with the bowling alleys, the cinema and places like Nandos. “We need to make sure we offer families the best day out in Doncaster so they come to us, and when they are here we have to make sure we do enough off the pitch to make them want to come back.

“Next year I want this club to be one of those going beyond the call of duty to encourage families here, and I want the other clubs and the Football League to continue to say ‘look at what they do at Doncaster’.

“This is the beginning of the next stage of family engagement at Doncaster Rovers and I am really looking forward to it.”

This year saw a total of 42 Football League clubs receive the award.