The Football League have awarded Cheltenham Town for Family Excellence.Cheltenham Town have been handed a 2014 Family Excellence Award by the Football League.
Created in 2007, the Award recognises the outstanding experience provided by clubs for young fans and families as part of a scheme that won the Gold Award at the European Professional Football Leagues' Best Practice Awards, earlier this season.
A total of 47 clubs from across all three divisions of The Football League have been given the Award for 2014, the same number as in 2013 despite a significant increase in the benchmark standard being applied by the judging panel. More than ever this year, Football League clubs are providing families with engaging family areas and offering innovative matchday entertainment that delivers a money can't buy experience for young fans.
The Junior Robins scheme which gives children of Junior School age to ability to watch league football for free is something the club introduced at the start of the 2013-14 season to help push family football here at Whaddon Road. The Football League held an independent assessment at two of our games before awarding the club this honour.
In announcing the successful clubs, Football League Chief Executive, Shaun Harvey, said: "The Football League Family Excellence Award gives clubs a standard to aspire to when planning their efforts to attract more families and young fans to their matches.
"It is hugely encouraging to see so many clubs receiving the accolade, demonstrating The Football League's ongoing commitment to securing the next generation of fans."
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