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World Football Summit launches the WFS Industry Awards 2020

24 September 2020

World Football Summit launches the WFS Industry Awards 2020

Women in Football are proud to be category partners for WFS Best Women’s Football Award for the third successive year.

The Afghan national women’s team were awarded the honour in 2019 for #voice4voiceless, a campaign set up by the team to denounce the discrimination, mistreatment and sexual abuse suffered by some Afghan players at the hands of certain members of the Afghan Football Federation (AFF).

The Best Women’s Football Award, presented by Women in Football, highlights exactly what the WFS Industry Awards represent - an opportunity to acknowledge and reward the hidden achievements of the countless number of professionals in the industry whose talent, passion and dedication help make football the world’s greatest game.

Since the inception of the WFS Industry Awards in 2017, the ceremony has been a part of World Football Summit’s annual congress in Madrid.

Unfortunately, this year the event has been suspended due to the pandemic. However, WFS and its partners believe it would be unfair to cancel the awards.

“During the past months the football industry has faced the biggest challenge of its history,” says Jan Alessie, Director of World Football Summit.

"One that is being overcome thanks to the talent, commitment and brilliant work of outstanding professionals. This year they deserve to be rewarded more than ever, and with the invaluable support of our partners we are committed to doing so,"

This year the awards will be handed virtually on Friday 27 November as part of WFS Live.

Applications are now open and candidacies can be submitted until 18 October by clicking on the link here.

The winner of each category will be announced on 16 November and will have the chance to be interviewed in a 20-minute session that will be part of the WFS Live Conference Programme.

To ensure all professional have the chance to join the WFS Hall of Fame, the awards are adding two new categories: Best Digital Platform and Outstanding Innovation Initiative.

The categories in full read as follows:

  • Best Executive presented by Nolan Partners
  • Best Supplier presented by SportsTechX
  • Football for Good presented by Common Goal
  • Best Venue presented by Mondo Stadia
  • Best Club Commercial Initiative presented by McCann
  • Best Women’s Football Initiative presented by Women in Football
  • Best Internationalisation Strategy presented by Deloitte
  • Best Digital Platform presented by Seven League
  • Outstanding Innovation Initiative presented by N3XT Sports

Don't forget to get your nominations in by clicking here.

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