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Colchester Nominated for two Awards

Colchester Nominated for two Awards

The Football League have announced the nominees for seven industry award categories in the 2007 'Football League Awards incorporating FourFourTwo`s Top 50 Football League Players`. Colchester United have been nominated for the Community Club of the Year award sponsored by Wickes and the Best Matchday Programme award sponsored by PA Sport.



Over 130 industry entries were received across all three divisions and twenty five clubs have been shortlisted for this year`s Awards. The winners will be announced at the second annual Football League Awards which will take place at London`s Grosvenor House on Sunday 4th March 2007.



Expert judging panels were assembled for each category and the process of evaluating each entry took place at The Football League`s headquarters on 18th and 19th January.



Stewart Thomson, Commercial Director of The Football League said:

'The Football League Awards incorporating FourFourTwo's Top 50 Players aim to champion achievements off the pitch as well as on it. The quality of the entries is testament to the innovative community, marketing and sponsorship programmes that clubs throughout The League are undertaking in order to maintain their places at the heart of the community.'



The award categories include:



Community Club of the Year - sponsored by Wickes

Brighton & Hove Albion

Colchester United

Millwall

Norwich City

Queens Park Rangers

West Bromwich Albion



Best Community Initiative - sponsored by The Football Foundation

Brentford

Brighton & Hove Albion

Norwich City

Plymouth Argyle

Scunthorpe United

Wolverhampton Wanderers



Best Club Sponsorship - sponsored by Carling

Brentford

Ipswich Town

Walsall



Best Club Marketing Campaign

Milton Keynes Dons

Norwich City

Nottingham Forest

Preston North End

Stoke City

Wolverhampton Wanderers



Best Matchday Programme - sponsored by PA Sport

Cardiff City

Colchester United

Crystal Palace

Hull City

Plymouth Argyle

Queens Park Rangers

Stockport County



Best Use of New Media - sponsored by Sega Football Manager

Cardiff City

Leicester City

Norwich City

Nottingham Forest

Preston North End

Sunderland



Best Kit Design

Burnley

Huddersfield Town

Hull City

Norwich City

Milton Keynes Dons

Mansfield Town





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 18 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

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Writer:Deeno
Date:Friday January 26 2007
Time: 11:14AM

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