SFSA National Fans Awards 2016

Date: 3rd May 2016

 

SCOTTISH FOOTBALL’S FIRST NATIONAL ‘FANS AWARDS’ ANNOUNCED

  • SCOTTISH FOOTBALL SUPPORTERS ASSOCIATION (SFSA) LAUNCH SCOTLAND’S FIRST NATIONAL FANS AWARDS
  • FANS TO DECIDE WHO SHOULD BE HONOURED IN THE GAME FOR FIRST TIME
  • MEDIA PERSONALITY STUART COSGROVE TO CHAIR JUDGING PANEL

4th May 2016:  The SFSA, Scotland’s first independent national football supporters’ organization, which has achieved over 64,000 members in just one year, has announced a Fans Awards initiative that will see Scottish football fans recognise the best and worst in the beautiful game this season.

The first ever “Fans Awards” are being initiated on behalf of SFSA by multi-award winning advertising creative, Gerry Farrell Ink.

Simon Barrow, chair of the SFSA, said: “In a very short period of time our membership has grown dramatically and it seemed only appropriate that we should give supporters across Scotland the chance to have their say on the big talking points for season 2015-16.

“Oddly, nobody has ever organised anything like the Fans’ Awards before. We also want to find the ‘Fan or the Year’, and we are asking supporters to contact us now with nominations for a fan who really goes that extra mile to support their club.”

The award categories include:

  • The Fans’ Player of the Year
  • Best Ref in Scotland
  • Worst Ref in Scotland
  • Least disliked opposition team
  • Favourite away ground
  • Best football pundit
  • Best journalist/blogger
  • Best club at marketing themselves
  • Fan of the Year
  • Most family friendly club
  • Best song or chant of the year
  • Club Mascot of the Year
  • Fans’ Goal of the season

Further information can be found by visiting the SFSA website at www.scottishfsa.org.

Paul Goodwin, co-founder and coordinator of SFSA, added: “We have seen what a huge success our colleagues south of the border in the Football Supporters Federation have had with their annual fans’ award event so it only seems appropriate that we start to generate that enthusiasm in Scotland, too. The categories for the first ever Scottish Fans’ Awards will be both fun and serious with the supporters’ votes for best referee sure to be one of the talking points!”

Broadcaster, journalist and St Johnstone fan Stuart Cosgrove will chair the judging panel.

Fans are being asked for nominations across a range of categories from 4th May until 21st May and an event will be held in Glasgow on 29th of May.  The idea is that it will tour the country in subsequent years. A more detailed announcement of the Glasgow event will be made shortly.

* The SFSA can be found on Twitter @scottishfsa, through hashtag #fansawards16 and on Facebook. Their website is: http://scottishfsa.org.

For further information on the SFSA and the National Fans Awards, please contact Paul Goodwin on 07702-252519 or  Simon Barrow on 07850-120413.


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