The Football League is proud to announce that avid Cheltenham Town fan, Simon Walker, aged 11, has won its 2011 Christmas Card Competition.

Last month, The League received over 150 entries after calling on fans aged 11 and under to send in their designs for the card which is distributed to all 72 clubs and The League's partner organisations.

Simon, from the Spa town in Gloucestershire, will be presented with an A3 version of his design before Cheltenham Town's top of the table npower League 2 home game versus Southend United this Saturday.

Simon's winning entry, which depicts a football themed nativity scene, also appears on a gallery on the Official Football League website at

Simon, who is a member of the CTFC Junior Robins supporters club, will attend the game this weekend with his mother and father, who are also keen supporters.

The Football League's E-card helped raised £1,500 for The Football League's Official Charity Partner last year, Marie Curie Cancer Care. . This year a donation will be made to the current Charity Partner, Help the Hospices - the leading charity supporting hospice care throughout the UK.

David Malkinson, Head of Marketing at The Football League, said; "We were really pleased with the high volume of entries we received from children to become the designer of the Official Football League Christmas card. The winner, Simon Walker's design was original and caught the eye of many of The Football League staff in the voting process.

"The competition was a great success and those that didn't win this year, keep drawing until next year! Thank you to all the children that entered and Merry Christmas from all at The Football League".