Six clubs across the EFL’s three divisions have been nominated for the Nickelodeon Family Club of the Year award, to be presented on Sunday 9th April, according to the EFL website.

Two sides from each league have been nominated, with three prizes being awarded on the night; one club from each division.

In the Championship, Brighton and Hove Albion will battle it out with Blackburn Rovers for the award.

The two sides have had contrasting levels of success on the pitch this season; while Chris Hughton’s side look on course to seal promotion to the top flight for next season, Blackburn are facing a struggle to retain their second-tier status after a disappointing campaign so far.

The shortlisted sides in League One come in the form of Milton Keynes Dons and playoff hopefuls Millwall, while in League Two, surprise promotion candidates Stevenage will face competition from Carlisle United for the prize.

Last year, Fulham were crowned overall Family Club of the year, beating off competition from Doncaster Rovers, Middlesbrough, Millwall, Oxford United and Stevenage to claim the prize.

The EFL’s Chief Executive, Shaun Harvey, said: “Off the pitch our clubs continue to have a positive and lasting impact in their local communities, using the power of football to deliver life-changing programmes and activities.

“The EFL Awards are a fantastic way to recognise the achievements of clubs, players, back room staff and fans and I would like to personally congratulate everyone who has been nominated and wish them all the best on the night itself.”

Other awards to be accepted on the night include the coveted Championship Player of the Season award, which will be contested by Chris Wood of Leeds United, Newcastle’s Dwight Gayle and Brighton talisman Anthony Knockaert.

In League One, Scunthorpe’s Josh Morris is up for the award, along with Sheffield United pair Billy Sharp and John Fleck.

Meanwhile, Luton’s Danny Hylton could scoop the League Two prize, with James Coppinger and John Marquis, both of Doncaster Rovers, also nominated.


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