The Association of European Professional Football Leagues has distinguished its Members Leagues for Best Practice projects in the field of Youth Development, Marketing, Communications and Social Responsibility

EPFL LogoDuring a festive Gala Ceremony held in Vienna, on 7 July 2011, the EPFL has celebrated the first edition of its Best Practice Awards, a pioneering initiative aimed to praise Best Practice activities performed by the European Leagues during the 2010/11 season. The Awards were created to raise awareness about the excellence of Leagues’ management when it comes to develop and run football related practices in areas such as Youth Development, Marketing, Communications and Social Responsibility.

On the occasion, the Members of the EPFL Board of Directors, in their function of �judges’for the EPFL contest, had the opportunity to handle the beautiful trophies to those Leagues deserving to be recognised as Best Practiser in the following areas of professional football management:

Area of Management: Youth Development

Category: Best Practice on Youth Development Program at Club Level
Golden Award: FC Lokomotiv Football Academy (presented by the Russian Football
Premier League)
Silver Award: PFC Chavdar Football Academy (presented by the Bulgarian
Professional Football League)

Category: Best Practice on Youth Competitions at League level
Golden Award: Primavera TIM Final Eight – [ITA] Lega Serie A
Silver Award: Reward Programme for the inclusion of Youth Players – [ITA] Lega Pro
Area of Management: Marketing

Category: Best Practice on Media Initiatives
Golden Award: Eredivisie Live – [NED] Eredivisie NV
Silver Award: Supercoppa TIM 2010-14 in China – [ITA] Lega Serie A

Category: Best Practice on Sponsorship Initiatives
Golden Award: tipp3-Bundesliga powered by T-Mobile – [AUT] Österreichische
Fußball Bundesliga
Silver Award: Vriendenloterij – [NED] Eredivisie NV
Area of Management: Communications

Category: Best Practice on Online initiatives
Golden Award: estoesotraliga.es – [ESP] Liga Nacional de Fútbol Profesional
Silver Award: Facebook Official Fan Page – [ITA] Lega Serie A

Category: Best Practice on PR/ Communications Initiatives
Golden Award: Golden Eleven: 50th Anniversary of the First National Division �
[GRE] Super League Greece
Silver Award: New Brand Identity – [ITA] Lega Serie A
Area of Management: Social Responsibility

Category: Best Practice on Social Actions
Golden Award: Christmas Action for SOS Children Villages – [BEL] Pro League
Silver Award: AIRC Un Gol per la Ricerca – [ITA] Lega Serie A

Category: Best Practice on Community Projects
Golden Award: Football Fans in Training – [SCO] Scottish Premier League
Silver Award: The Football Kick-off – [BEL] Pro League

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