8 June 2018
Lianne Sanderson and Eniola Aluko will be honoured at this year's Football Black List Awards
Lianne Sanderson and Eniola Aluko will be honoured by the Football Black List for their stand against discrimination and injustice.
Both will receive the Keith Alexander Award at this year's ceremony. The special awards, named in honour of the late pioneering manager Keith Alexander, are given to individuals for outstanding contributions to the game and community.
The duo head an impressive list of women who have been short-listed in the FBL 2018 Awards, now celebrating its 10th year.
The female nominees are as follows:
Administration - Maria Palmer (Board Member at All For Activity) and Fleur Robinson (Commercial Director of Burton Albion)
Coaching and Management - Hope Powell (Manager of Brighton & Hove Albion)
Commercial - Rachel Yankey OBE (Coach at Elite Academy) and Claudia Wilmot (Operations Director at (Leaders Biz)
Community and Grassroots - Susan Patterson-Smith (Deputy Director of Community Development at Crystal Palace Foundation)
Media - Alex Scott (Presenter for BBC Sport, Sky Sports and IMG)
Players - Eartha Pond, Tottenham Hotspur Women, Grenfell Tower Go Fund Me
Practitioners - Funke Awoderu (Equality Manager at The FA)
The full list of nominees across all seven categories can be found below:
Coaching and Management
Community and Grassroots
This year the Ugo Ehiogu ‘Ones to Watch’ category will identify 30 people in the industry under 30 years of age. This section of the Football Black List will be released later in the year.
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