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Duo nominated for FL Awards

30 January 2014

David Martin and Brendan Galloway have both shortlisted for the 2014 Football League Awards, which take place on Sunday 16th March.

Goalkeeper Martin has been nominated for the PFA Player in the Community Award while youngster Galloway is one of three competing for the LFA Apprentice of The Year Award for League 1.

Martin has been an inspirational role model for youngsters with disabilities, totalling over 40 appearances in support of community activities and has gone the extra mile to initiate positive change amongst disabled fans.

The two other players nominated for the PFA Player in the Community are Sheffield Wednesday’s Reda Johnson and Leyton Orient defender Elliot Omozusi.

Second-year scholar Galloway, meanwhile, has made nine appearances for the first-team since becoming an apprentice and scored his first senior goal in The FA Cup with Budweiser victory over FC Halifax Town in November.

Galloway, who has five England caps to his name, has also been able to maintain a strong education attainment. He faces competition from Josh Brownhill of Preston North End and Colchester Untied’s Samuel Szmodics.

The 2014 Football League Awards, which will take place at The Brewery, London, on Sunday 16th March 2014.

The Awards, which celebrate on and off pitch achievements across The League’s 72 clubs, will reward players, clubs and fans in eight categories, which include honours for the Family Club of the Year, Community Club of the Year, Fan of the Year and the Unsung Hero award.

In total, 31 clubs have been nominated, with Championship side Derby County leading the way with three nominations, while a further five clubs have been nominated twice.

The shortlists were drawn up by a panel of judges over two days on 21st and 22nd January 2014, following a stringent assessment process. Judges included influential members of media, sports industry figures and representatives of The Football League and its partners.

Award shortlists in full:
Family Club of the Year Award
Birmingham City
Bristol City
Middlesbrough
Oxford United
Plymouth Argyle
Wolverhampton Wanderers

Johnstone’s Paint Community Club of the Year Award (shortlist comprises of five regional winners)
Brentford (South East Winner)
Derby County (Midlands Winner)
Doncaster Rovers (North East Winner)
Morecambe (North West Winner)
Portsmouth (South West Winner)

Unsung Hero Award
Norman Rimmington (Barnsley, Assistant Kitman)
Fred Woolven (Brighton & Hove Albion, Club Lottery Volunteer)
Frank Banks (Southend United, Community and Education Trust Volunteer)

PFA Player in the Community Award
Reda Johnson (Sheffield Wednesday)
David Martin (Milton Keynes Dons)
Elliot Omozusi (Leyton Orient)

LFE Apprentice of the Year – Championship 
Mason Bennett (Derby County)
Jake Charles (Huddersfield Town)
Bryn Morris (Middlesbrough)

LFE Apprentice of the Year – League 1
Josh Brownhill (Preston North End)
Brendon Galloway (Milton Keynes Dons)
Samuel Szmodics (Colchester United)

LFE Apprentice of the Year – League 2
Ben Purrington (Plymouth Argyle)
Bradley Walker (Hartlepool United)
Jack Whatmough (Portsmouth)

Perform Best Digital Content & Audience Growth Award:
AFC Bournemouth
Coventry City
Derby County 
Oxford United 
Queens Park Rangers 

Clubs not shortlisted for these awards could still taste success on the evening. There will also be awards on the night for the Mitre Goal of the Year, Managerial Achievement Award, Capital One Supporter of the Year, Sky Bet Player of the Year for the Championship, League 1 and League 2, Young Player of the Year, and Contribution to League Football.

click hereTo find out more about The Football League Awards, and for a full list of Award categories, please

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