The judging panel has been revealed for 2018 EFL Award categories.
Last week it was announced that EFL stars of the past, present and future would once again gather for an evening to celebrate excellence both on and off the pitch, with the 13th annual EFL Awards ceremony confirmed to take place on Sunday 15th April at The Hilton Hotel on Park Lane, London.
New for 2018 is a Special Recognition Award which will celebrate the EFL’s continued commitment to Youth Development. From the 2018/19 season, EFL Clubs will be required to name at least one Club developed player on each team sheet and this award will recognise a star-studded Club Developed XI, showcasing the best players that have been ‘born and raised’ in the EFL.
Awards will be given out across 12 categories, and the EFL is pleased to announce a number of leading experts from the football and media industry that will join the judging panel. Football on 5 presenters Colin Murray and Caroline Barker will be joined by Sky Sports and EFL Matters presenter David Prutton, alongside Bianca Westwood, Don Goodman, Gary Weaver and Scott Minto, also of Sky Sports.
Fan Engagement expert Mark Bradley also joins the panel alongside Kick it Out Chief Executive Roisin Wood, former referee and PGMOL representative Chris Foy and Anwar Uddin from the Football Supporters’ Federation.
Completing the selected panel is LFE Chief Executive Alan Sykes, EFL Director of Youth Development Dave Wetherall, EFL Trust Director of Operations Mike Evans and former player-turned The Times columnist Gregor Robertson.
Confirmed judging panel for EFL Awards 2018:
Bianca Westwood - Sky Sports Reporter
Mark Bradley - Fan Experience Company
Chris Foy - Former Referee, PGMOL
Dave Wetherall - EFL Head of Youth Development
Anwar Uddin - Football Supporters' Federation
Alan Sykes - LFE Chief Executive
Mike Evans - EFL Trust Director of Operations
David Prutton - Sky Sports Presenter
Roisin Wood - Kick it Out Chief Executive
Caroline Barker - Football on 5 Presenter
Gregor Robertson - Former Footballer and The Times journalist
Colin Murray - Football on 5 Presenter
Gary Weaver - Sky Sports Commentator
Scott Minto - Former footballer and Sky Sports Presenter