Flybe and Exeter City Football Club have today launched a search to find the unsung heroes of football in Devon.
During the 2018/19 season there will be three opportunities for fans across the region to nominate their ‘Community Champion’, someone who they feel deserves recognition for their contribution to football in the local area.
It could be anyone from dedicated players and coaches to the volunteers who work tirelessly behind the scenes. The first window for nominations is open now.
Nominations for the Flybe Community Champion Award can be made by clicking here from today (November 21, 2018) through to midnight on December 5, 2018.
The winner of the first round will be announced during the week commencing December 10, 2018. There will be two more opportunities to nominate in 2019 before the end of the season.
Exeter City and Flybe have one of the longest running shirt sponsorships in UK football, with the Flybe name featuring on the first team’s shirt for 16 consecutive years, having first appeared during the 2003/04 season.
All three winners of the rounds will receive 2x return flights on a Flybe operated flight of their choice and will also be invited to the Exeter City end of season Aawards in April where the overall winner will be crowned by fan vote.
Watch the video above to find out more about the award
Flybe CEO, Christine Ourmieres-Widener said: “One of the reasons that Flybe and Exeter City have had such a long and successful relationship is that we both feel very strongly about bringing communities together. This new award will shine a light on those who make a valuable contribution to local football but don’t often get the recognition they deserve.”
Exeter City Chairman, Julian Tagg added: “The Flybe and Exeter City partnership has been phenomenal, they like City, have always been involved and indebted with the local community.
“With Flybe, we are looking to celebrate those people that do all the things that run behind successful teams in our community.”
All entrants and nominations must be over 18 years of age. Full terms and conditions can be found by clicking here.