Brighton & Hove Albion has been named The Football League Family Club of the Year for the Championship at The Football League Awards 2015.The club received the award at the gala ceremony at The Brewery, London, on Sunday evening in front of over 600 guests from clubs, sponsors and the football industry.
The Football League Awards 2015 mark the 10th year of the awards, which celebrate on and off pitch excellence across The League’s 72 clubs. This year all 72 clubs were nominated for at least one award.
To anyone that visits, it is abundantly clear that Brighton & Hove Albion strive to create a family friendly environment for everyone that enters their stadium, working hard to remove any barriers that might prevent families becoming regulars at their games. Being a family club is part of the Seagulls’ identity and runs through all aspects of what they do, from activation of partners to match day experience.
Football League clubs excel at attracting young fans and families to their grounds to watch live football. By using mystery shopper families, The Football League acknowledges the clubs that are delivering a fantastic family match day experience. This award honours those clubs that are leading the way in continuing to push the standard even higher to providing the very best experience for families across The Football League.
Brighton were one of three divisional Family Club of the Year winners, with Colchester United winning the League 1 and overall award, and Stevenage being awarded the League 2 accolade.
Shaun Harvey, Chief Executive of The Football League, said: "The 10th Football League Awards has given us the opportunity to reward outstanding performance, both on and off the pitch, during what has been a memorable Football League season.
"Each of our winners thoroughly deserves this recognition and, once again, we've seen exceptional levels of talent, dedication and achievement across all our nominees."
The Football League Awards 2015 were streamed live on The Football League's official YouTube channel and website, while highlights will be shown on Sky Sports 1 on Monday evening at 6:15pm and 9:15pm.
To find out more about The Football League Awards, and for a full list of Award categories, please visit www.FLAwards.com or search for #FLAwards on Twitter, and other social media.