By Phil Abbott
The Supporters Board of Bradford City Football Club is pleased to open the nominations window for the Supporter of the Year Award which is to be reinstated for the 2013/14 season.
We’d like to celebrate some of the great support we receive as a club and know there are many people, both young and old, who have some great stories to tell about their experiences during the 2013/14 season.
The Supporters Board are asking people to nominate fans who might suitably fit the bill of ‘Supporter of the Year’, but whilst we’d be delighted to receive nominations, we are not just looking for the fan who has travelled the most miles during the season, or attended the most games (although we’d welcome nominations for people who have). This is because every fan has their own individual circumstances which dictate how they follow their beloved team. We’d love to hear about them.
So, as well as the ideas listed above, the story attached to the nomination might include one or more of the following factors:
- Someone who arranges attending football matches for many people
- A regular designated driver to a number of City games (home or away)
- A person who has claret and amber running through their veins
- A fan who has recruited a number of new supporters this season
- A supporter who attends matches despite significant adversity (health, finance, location, transport etc)
Clearly there are many more examples that could apply and we’d love for you to let us know about each and every one of them. All we ask is that you use the official nomination form and gain the agreement of the nominee before proceeding.
Click here to download the Supporter of the Year nomination form. (It can be posted to: BCFC Supporters Board, Bradford City Football Club, The Coral Windows Stadium, Valley Parade, Bradford, BD8 7DY)
Nominations will be accepted by the Supporters Board until May 31st 2014 and then a shortlist of people will be decided upon by the Board*. The shortlisted nominees (and their nominator) will be invited as guests to a pre-match ceremony before the first home game of the 2014/15 season, and the winner will be presented with a trophy on the pitch at half-time.
Every nomination will be judged on its merits and the Supporters Board welcome as many people as possible to get in touch#. Good luck!
Terms and Conditions
* The decision of the Supporters Board is final.
# The award is not open to any paid employee of Bradford City FC, or member of the Supporters Board, nor are they able to make a nomination of another person