Ross McMillan is your Steffans Player of the Month © Getty Images
Rugby News McMillan receives April Steffans Player of the Month award
Ross McMillan has been named the Northampton Saints Steffans Player of the Month for April 2014 after beating out Jamie Elliott and Kahn Fotuali’i in a public vote.
The 26-year-old hooker started all four of the Saints’ matches in April, including the Amlin Challenge Cup quarter final and semi-final victories. The month represented McMillan’s longest run of starts in the Saints’ first team in his time at the club, and his performances lived up to expectations, winning 98 percent of his lineouts, making 94 percent of his attempted tackles and carrying the ball 17 times.
In being named the Player of the Month, McMillan receives a TW Steel watch from Steffans Northampton.
The club has also named Claire Jones, Adedapo Segun and Andy Taylor as the joint recipients of the TW Steel Clubman of the Month award.
The trio have provided photography to the Saints for a number of years on a voluntary basis, ensuring that supporters have high quality pictures of Academy, Wanderers and first team matches throughout the season.
Jones has not missed a game all season – home or away – while Segun has also covered England age group matches, including in Scotland and Poland, and Taylor has photographed a wide range of the club’s non-rugby events.
Head of communications Chris Wearmouth says that the trio were worthy recipients of the TW Steel Clubman of the Month award.
“We are massively indebted to Claire, Ade and Andy, whose commitment has meant that we have been able to cover all levels of the club more than ever before,” he said. “Despite this season having some horrific weather conditions Claire has not missed a match, with all her photo sales also going to support Restart, the Rugby Players’ Association charity.
“Meanwhile Andy – often at late notice – has been on hand for a number of off-field events such as our Nandos and Cineworld charity nights and Wanderers matches. And Ade has travelled the length and breadth of the country and beyond to photograph our Academy teams and the Academy players when they have played for England age group teams.
“They all deserve recognition for their effort and dedication.”
PLAYER OF THE MONTH – WINNERS’ ROLL CALL
Steffans Player of the Month Sam DICKINSON
TW Steel Clubman of the Month GJ VAN VELZE
Steffans Player of the Month Samu MANOA
TW Steel Clubman of the Month Rebecca WORTH
Steffans Player of the Month Alex WALLER
TW Steel Clubman of the Month Dylan HARTLEY
Steffans Player of the Month Christian DAY
TW Steel Clubman of the Month Ross MCMILLAN
Steffans Player of the Month George NORTH
TW Steel Clubman of the Month Ryan GLYNN
Steffans Player of the Month Phil DOWSON
TW Steel Clubman of the Month Ross APPLETON
Steffans Player of the Month Calum CLARK
TW Steel Clubman of the Month Ben RHODES and DAN TAYLOR
Steffans Player of the Month Ross MCMILLAN
TW Steel Clubman of the Month Claire JONES, Andy TAYLOR and Adedapo SEGUN
For over 30 years Steffans has been the pre-eminent jewellers in Northampton. Steffans remains a family-run business, with stores in Northampton town centre and Market Harborough, and a multi-award winning website. Steffans are long-standing supporters of the Saints, providing prizes for the club’s End of Season Awards and great offers to Season Ticket Holders through their membership of the Saints Savers Club.
Steffans is also the home of the limited edition TW Steel Northampton Saints supporters watch, a bold timepiece which features the classic green and gold highlights to represent the Saints’ world-famous colours and adds some classic style to every outfit.
For more information about Steffans visit www.steffans.co.uk