Nominate fan of the year!

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THE Football League has launched a nationwide search to find the ‘power Fan of the Year for the 2012 Football League Awards.

Supporters are encouraged to nominate fellow fans that have gone above and beyond the call of duty to support their club by submitting suggestions to awards@football-league.co.uk

Entries must include the nominee’s name, supported club, your relationship to them and a summary of why they should win the award along with suitable images.

A panel of judges will then select the fan that has demonstrated the most extraordinary dedication to their club.

Previous winners include Coventry City supporter and Parkinson’s disease sufferer Kevin Monks, who won the award in 2011.

Kevin was praised for his dedicated volunteering at the club which included serving on the Coventry Charity Cup Committee, giving thousands each year to nominated charities and the Covsupport News Service, helping to bring match reports to fans around the world.

The winner to be announced at The Football League Awards on Sunday, March 11th at The Brewery, London.

Entries close at noon on Tuesday, January 31st.

The Football League’s Head of Marketing, David Malkinson said: “Fans are the lifeblood of all Football League clubs and it is important that their efforts are celebrated. The Football League Awards is one of the most prestigious events in the football calendar and this award puts a spotlight on dedication that can sometimes go unnoticed.

“I would encourage fans to nominate anyone they believe should be considered for this award and give them a chance to receive the recognition they deserve.”

The star-studded evening in March will be the seventh year of the Football League Awards which recognises and celebrates excellence both on and off the field.

The nominations for the npower Fan of The Year Award will be judged by an expert panel, including representatives from The Football League, npower and the media.

A winner for each division will be decided with the overall npower Fan of the Year announced at the event.

Further details about the Awards can be found at www.football-league.co.uk/page/FLAwardsSection