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Reds Receive Family Excellence Award!

26 April 2019

For the first time in seven years, Barnsley FC have been awarded the EFL Family Excellence Award!

The award, created in 2007, recognises continuous improvement and best practice in family engagement across the leagues and supports clubs’ efforts to attract and retain young fans of the future. 

All EFL Clubs received two ‘mystery family’ visits throughout the 2018/19 season, with their feedback and reports determining whether each respective Club would achieve ‘Family Excellence’ status. 

It also supports the efforts of clubs throughout the EFL to attract and retain young supporters of the future.

"More clubs than ever before are being recognised for offering true family value and a consistently high level of service and innovation."

Shaun Harvey

EFL chief executive Shaun Harvey said: “It has been fantastic to see the continued dedication and improvement made by EFL clubs in offering engaging matchday experiences for families.

“More clubs than ever before are being recognised for offering true family value and a consistently high level of service and innovation, with the EFL’s long-running Family Excellence scheme helping to produce positive and impactful change across the league, while driving a real focus on the overall matchday experience.

“I would like to congratulate the clubs that have achieved Family Excellence status. We look forward to continuing our work with clubs to help drive change and support the continued effort to attract and retain future generations of supporters.”


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