The Football League has launched a nationwide search to find the EA Sports 'Fan of the Year', with the winner to be honored at a spectacular gala dinner in London in March 2010.
Anybody who knows a fan who has gone above and beyond the call of duty is encouraged to put their nomination forward, along with the reason why they feel their nominee should win this prestigious award.
Nominations should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, and should include;
- Name of the nominee
- Club supported
- Photo of the nominee (if you have one)
- Any other background information about the nominee (age, years as a fan etc)
- Detailed reason as to why you think your nominee should win the award
- Your name, contact details and relationship to the nominee
Alternatively, entries can be posted to; EA Sports Fan of the Year, The Football League, 30 Gloucester Place, London, W1U 8FL.
The Football League's Commercial Director, Stewart Thomson said "The Football League Awards has become an important fixture on The Football League calendar. Once again, this year's ceremony will present us with an opportunity to recognise the outstanding contributions made to The Football League by fans, players, clubs and sponsors alike.
"The Football League relies on the support of dedicated fans, and the awards are a fantastic way for us to identify and reward such loyalty. I would encourage fans to put forward any individuals they believe should be in contention for the award, and give them a chance to receive the recognition they deserve."
The nominations for the Fan of The Year Award will be judged by an expert panel, including representatives from The Football League, EA SPORTS and FourFourTwo.
Last year's winner was Ipswich Town fan, Warner Duff. Warner has worked as a volunteer with the club for the last eight years. He provides the first line liaison between supporters with disabilities and the Club's ticket office. Warner works with the National Association of Disabled Supporters (NADS) by helping the Club to formulate its policies regarding supporters and disabilities. He plays a vital role in the adoption of new procedures and facilities and has recently been the driving force behind the RNIB's Soccer Sight project, providing specialist matchday commentary for supporters with visual impairment. Available for both home and away matches, he spends much of his personal time helping the club.
If you know someone you think worthy of succeeding Warner and taking the crown of 'EA Sports Fan of the Year' the get your nomination in before the closing date of Wednesday 20th January. Nominations are open to any supporter of a Football League club.
The Football League Awards, held in conjunction with FourFourTwo magazine, is an annual gala event, celebrating excellence both on and off the pitch.