Chesterfield’s ‘Spire Writes’ matchday programme has been voted one of the best publications in League One.
Spire Writes shared the runners-up spot with Shrewsbury Town’s publication - behind Scunthorpe United’s offering - in the Programme Monthly & Football Collectable League One Programme Awards.
Described as a “very good programme”, Spire Writes is commended for having “a strong design with a solid template running through the pages”. The judges praised various aspects of the programme, including the fact that the featured player interview “is a meaty six pages with some good depth and is excellently illustrated”.
Spire Writes editor Nick Johnson said: “I am delighted that the hard work put in by various people has been recognised in this way. We took the decision to change to a perfect bound format this season and increase the number of pages to 84. Coupled with the fact that we also reduced the amount of advertising, this allowed us to include significantly more editorial content than before.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in the process of producing the programme for their valued efforts. There are a number of regular contributors who write articles in their spare time. The roles played by the designer, club photographer and Rubicon Print should also be acknowledged.”