Preston North End has been awarded ‘The Football League Family Excellence Award’ for the 2013/14 season.
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 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.
Football League Chief Executive, Shaun Harvey, said: “The Family Excellence Award provides clubs with a benchmark in their efforts to attract families through their gates.
“It is hugely encouraging to see so many clubs receiving the accolade, demonstrating the Football League’s commitment to securing the next generation of fans.”