Annette Nelson named as first-ever LGBT+ category winner at Football Black List awards

19 December 2020

Annette Nelson named as first-ever LGBT+ category winner at Football Black List awards

Annette Nelson - the first recipient of the LGBT+ Football Black List award

Annette Nelson has been named as the first-ever winner of the LGBT+ award at the Football Black List 2020.

Earlier this year Sky Sports reporter Jess Creighton called on FBL to include an LGBT+ category, and it was a proud moment for both when Jess herself announced the inaugural winner.

"I'd like to say thank you to the Football Black List for giving me this award," said Annette, the Education Lead at Football v Homophobia.

"I would also like to say how important it is for the work of the LGBT community to be acknowledged in this area, particularly the work of black people who have worked in football for such a long time and quite often their work goes unacknowledged."

And Jess, who was the driving force behind this new category in the Football Black List, added, "This is such a special awar, and is so important that the Football Black List recognises the contrbution of the LGBT community to the beautiful game.

"The award could not have gone to a more worthy and deserving person. Annette Nelson is a legend. She has been out here for more than three decades, educating, training and improving the game so that we all benefit. Take a bow Annette, you deserve it."

Huge congratulations to all the winners and those nominated.

To watch the awards ceremony in full, please click on the link here.

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