London Football Awards 2016: Recognising the very best of London football
Chelsea captain John Terry winner of Outstanding Contribution to London Football and players Borges da Silva, Chapman and Kirby hav...
Chelsea captain John Terry winner of Outstanding Contribution to London Football and players Borges da Silva, Chapman and Kirby have been nominated for awards at the 2016 London Football Awards on March 3 at Battersea Evolution, London. The winners will be announced at the event, hosted by Sky Sports’ Max Rushden, and raising funds for national charity, Willow.
The four Chelsea stars are nominated for three out of the eight awards. Captain John Terry will accept his Outstanding Contribution Award in person at the London Football Awards. Willian Borges da Silva has been nominated for Premier League Player of the year, and ladies team players Eni Aluko, Katie Chapman and Fran Kirby compete for London Women’s Player of the Year.
Other Awards include London Manager of the Year, Football League Player of the Year, London Goalkeeper of the Year, London Young Player of the Year and London Community Project of the Year.
Past Chelsea winners include Eden Hazard (London Player of the Year 2015 and Player of the Year 2014); Thibaut Courtois (London Goalkeeper of the Year 2015) and Ji So-Yun (London Women’s Player of the Year 2015);
Nominees and winners of the awards have been selected by an expert judging panel from the worlds of football and media, from former players to major footballing bodies, and sports media, including Sky Sports, The Times, Evening Standard and talkSPORT.
Chelsea legends expected to attend alongside John Terry include: Ray Wilkins, Pat Nevin and John Hollins.
London Football Awards will raise much needed funds for Willow – a national charity that provides unique and positive Special Days for seriously ill 16 to 40 year olds. Willow was founded by former Arsenal goalkeeper and sports presenter, Bob Wilson and his wife, Megs and in memory of their daughter, Anna, who died of cancer aged just 31. To date Willow has fulfilled more than 12,000 Special Days for young people living with life-threatening conditions such as cancer, cystic fibrosis, motor neurone disease, muscular dystrophy, organ failure and Huntington’s Disease.
Standard tickets to the London Football Awards, including pre-dinner drinks and a three course meal, cost £200 per person. Tables of ten are available for £2,000, Premium tables cost £3,000 and Legend Tables (for ten guests plus a legend) cost £5,000.
For more information and booking visit www.londonfootballawards.org or telephone Willow on 01707 259777.
For more information about Willow visit www.willowfoundation.org.uk