Chelsea Foundation

Club campaign nominated for prestigious award

Our ‘Say No To Antisemitism’ campaign is among three nominations for the Community Project of the Year Award at the 2019 London Football Awards.

In its fifth year, the London Football Awards raises funds for former Arsenal goalkeeper and TV presenter, Bob Wilson OBE and his wife, Megs’ charity, Willow - the only national charity working with seriously ill young adults aged 16 to 40 to fulfil uplifting and unforgettable Special Days.

The Community Project of the Year Award is awarded to the best club-driven project, which aims at supporting and/or helping the community by tackling specific issues and is chosen by a select group of judges.

The winning initiative needs to show it is more a project than an event, showing continuity and sustainability and leading to positive results benefiting the community and club as a whole. Joining us on the shortlist are Arsenal and Brentford.

There are plenty more Chelsea nominees, with manager Maurizio Sarri in the running for Manager of the Year and Eden Hazard among five names shortlisted for Player of the Year.

Kepa Arrizabalaga’s smooth transition in to English football sees him in contention for Goalkeeper of the Year, while Chelsea FC Women’s duo Erin Cuthbert an Ji So-Yun are nominated in the Women’s Player of the Year category.

Former Blues manager Glenn Hoddle will also be honoured on the evening when he receives the Outstanding Contribution to London Football Award. An award previously won by John Terry in 2016 and Frank Lampard a year later.

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, BBC, The Telegraph, Evening Standard and talkSPORT.

The winners will be announced at the London Football Awards ceremony at Battersea Evolution on February 28.

For more information about Willow or the awards visit www.willowfoundation.org.uk / www.londonfootballawards.org
 

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