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2008 Football League Awards

2008 Football League Awards

The Football League has announced the shortlists for five award categories in the 2008 Football League Awards incorporating FourFourTwo’s Top 50 Football League Players.

Over 123 entries were received from clubs across all three divisions, with 50 clubs entering in total. This year, the award categories have been modified to include divisional awards, with clubs from each league going head to head. 28 clubs have been shortlisted for this year’s Awards, with eight clubs earning more than one entry in the shortlists.

The winners will be announced at the third annual Football League Awards which will take place at The London Hilton, Park Lane on Sunday 2nd March 2008.

Expert judging panels were assembled for each category and the process of evaluating each entry took place at The Football League on 15th and 16th January.

Stewart Thomson, Commercial Director of The Football League said: 'The Football League Awards incorporating FourFourTwo's Top 50 Players aim to reward outstanding achievements both on and off the football pitch. This year's new Family Club of the Year award in each division will reward clubs delivering a truly outstanding family experience through their pricing, customer service and Matchday family focussed activity. Once again, the quality of the entries is testament to the commitment and hard work throughout the clubs, and there will be some truly worthy winners.'

The shortlists for the five award categories are:

Wickes Community Club of the Year

Charlton Athletic
Colchester United
Millwall
Watford
West Bromwich Albion
Wycombe Wanderers

Advance Performance Best Community Initiative – Championship

Charlton Athletic
Ipswich Town
Norwich City
Stoke City

Advance Performance Best Community Initiative – League 1

Brighton and Hove Albion
Leyton Orient
Northampton Town
Southend United

Advance Performance Best Community Initiative – League 2

Brentford
Lincoln City
Notts County
Wycombe Wanderers

Perform Best Fan Marketing Campaign

Bradford City
Cardiff City
Leicester City
Norwich City
Wrexham

Best Matchday Programme

Brighton and Hove Albion
Bristol City
Hull City
Norwich City
Watford
West Bromwich Albion

Family Club of the Year – Championship

Leicester City
Norwich City
Plymouth Argyle
Preston North End

Family Club of the Year – League 1

Huddersfield Town
Northampton Town
Tranmere Rovers
Yeovil Town

Family Club of the Year –League 2

Lincoln City
Milton Keynes Dons
Wycombe Wanderers

The Football League Awards will, once again, recognise footballing excellence on and off the field, with clubs and players honoured alongside fans. There will be 19 award categories in total, including a range of football awards and industry-specific honours.

To find out more about The Football League Awards, and for a full list of Award categories, please visit www.footballleagueawards.com .

The Awards highlights TV programme will be shown on Sky Sports 1 in the week following the Awards ceremony.

Writer:Site Staff
Date:Monday January 28 2008
Time: 8:00AM

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