Family Excellence Award

Friday 8 May 2015 10:00

Fulham have been named as one of the Football League Family Excellence Award winners for the 2014/15 season.

Created in 2007, the award recognises the outstanding experience provided by clubs for young fans and families as part of a scheme that won the Gold Award at the European Professional Football Leagues’ Best Practice Awards.

A total of 42 clubs from across all three divisions of The Football League have achieved the award for 2015, with a significant increase in the benchmark standard being applied by the judging panel.

In announcing the successful clubs, Football League chief executive Shaun Harvey said: “The Football League Family Excellence Award gives clubs a standard to aspire to when planning their efforts to attract more families and young fans to their matches.

“It is hugely encouraging to see so many clubs receiving the accolade, demonstrating The Football League’s ongoing commitment to securing the next generation of fans.”

The award recipients are decided by an independent assessment using real families that has been commissioned by The Football League, at all 72 League clubs, during the 2014/15 season.

The Fulham game attended was our 2-1 defeat by Ipswich Town at Craven Cottage. Some of the highlights noted by the judges were the matchday guide email sent prior to the game, friendly staff, Billy the Badger greeting fans outside Craven Cottage, pre-match and half-time entertainment, and our use of social media.