Date: 20th December 2006 at 3:00pm
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The Football League Awards incorporating FourFourTwo`s Top 50 Football League players are back and the search is on for the 2007 Football League Fan of the Year.



The category was a great success in the inaugural Football League Awards which took place in March 2006, and the Awards will once again recognise the commitment of fans, alongside the achievements of the players and clubs.



Anybody who knows a fan who has gone above and beyond the call of duty is encouraged to visit www.fourfourtwo.com and put their nomination forward.



Stewart Thomson, Commercial Director of The Football League, said: “The Football League Awards recognise fans alongside the clubs and players. We`re looking for fans that really contribute to their club and we would like to encourage anybody who knows someone who deserves this award to nominate them, and give that person the chance to receive the recognition they deserve for their efforts.”



The winning fan will follow in the footsteps of Jeff Hall – the 2006 Fan of the Year – a fanatical Chesterfield FC supporter who demonstrated the important role fans play for their club. Jeff was presented with his award for his dedication to the Spireites over the years. The 65-year-old has never missed a match since 1958. A loyal servant to the club, Jeff has undertaken many roles at Saltergate, including stewarding and selling programmes. He has even painted the ground and often helps to clean up the dressing room after matches.



The closing date for nominations is 31st January 2007.



The winners of The Football League Awards and FourFourTwo`s Top 50 Football League players will be announced at a ceremony at London`s Grosvenor House on Sunday 4th March 2007. In total there will 18 awards made on the night, including a range of football awards and industry specific honours.



To find out more about The Football League Awards please visit www.footballleagueawards.com.



The full list of Football League Award categories are as follows:



FOOTBALL AWARDS

Football League Championship – The Wickes Young Apprentice Award
Football League 1 – Apprentice Award
Football League 2 – Apprentice Award
Goal of the Year – sponsored by Mitre
Coca-Cola Young Player of the Year
Coca-Cola League 2 – Player of the Year*
Coca-Cola League 1 – Player of the Year*
Coca-Cola Championship – Player of the Year*


*These awards will be presented to the highest ranked player in each division in FourFourTwo`s Top 50 Football League Players



INDUSTRY AWARDS

Community Club of the Year – sponsored by Wickes

Best Community Initiative
Best Club Sponsorship
Best Club Marketing Campaign
Best Matchday Programme
Best Use of New Media – sponsored by Football Manager
Best Kit Design
Best Away Ground – sponsored by Carling and run in conjunction with BBC Radio Five Live
Fan of the Year – sponsored by FIFA ’07
Contribution to League Football
Good Sport Award – sponsored by Wash and Go


The closing date for nominations is 31st January 2007, and the winner will be announced at The Football League Awards ceremony on Sunday 4th March 2007.




 

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