Writer: Site Staff
Date:Thursday March 1 2007
900 GUESTS TO GATHER FOR THE FOOTBALL LEAGUE AWARDS
Sunday`s Event Will Recognise Excellence On & Off The Pitch -
The 2007 Football League Awards incorporating FourFourTwo`s Top 50 Football League Players will take place on Sunday 4th March in front of over 900 guests at the Grosvenor House on London`s Park Lane.
The Football League Awards aim to reward examples of excellence both on and off the pitch, with both football and industry awards being presented on the night.
In its second year, The Awards will once again be presented by Sky Sports' Jeff Stelling. Fans wishing to catch up with the best of the action can do so by tuning in to the highlights show on Sky Sports 1 on Thursday 8th March at 6:30pm and again at 11pm.
Stewart Thomson, Commercial Director of The Football League, said: "We are really looking forward to the 2007 Football League Awards. They will provide a fantastic opportunity for us to recognise the achievements and outstanding commitment of Football League players, clubs and their supporters."
Video footage of the five goals shortlisted for the Goal of the Year Award are now available to view on the Football League website. These can be found on The Football League home page www.football-league.co.uk
The Award categories include Player of the Year in each division, Young Player of the Year, Community Club of the Year and Fan of the Year. In total, fourteen sponsors have signed up for the event.
The full list of awards and sponsors are as follows:
Wickes Young Apprentice Award - Coca-Cola Championship
Apprentice Award - Coca-Cola League 1- sponsored by Nivea for Men Weekend Wonders
Apprentice Award - Coca-Cola League 2 - sponsored by Nivea for Men Weekend Wonders
Goal of the Year - sponsored by Mitre
FourFourTwo Young Player of the Year - Coca-Cola Football League **
FourFourTwo Player of the Year - Coca-Cola League 2*
FourFourTwo Player of the Year - Coca-Cola League 1*
FourFourTwo Player of the Year - Coca-Cola Championship*
*These awards will be presented to the highest ranked player in each division in FourFourTwo`s Top 50 Football League Players
**This award will be presented to the highest ranked young Football League player in FourFourTwo`s Top 50 Football League Players
Community Club of the Year - sponsored by Wickes
Best Community Initiative - sponsored by The Football Foundation
Best Club Sponsorship - sponsored by Carling
Best Club Marketing Campaign - sponsored by CSI Sports
Best Matchday Programme - sponsored by PA Sport
Best Use of New Media - sponsored by Football Manager
Best Kit Design - sponsored by Nivea for Men Weekend Wonders
Best Away Ground - sponsored by Thomas Cook Sport and run in conjunction with BBC Radio Five Live
Fan of the Year - sponsored by FIFA '07
Contribution to League Football - sponsored by SBJ Sports
Good Sport Award - sponsored by Wash and Go
To find out more about The Football League Awards please visit www.footballleagueawards.com.
Date:Thursday March 1 2007
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