EPFL Best Practice Awards Ceremony 2012-13
The Eiffel Tower, symbol and national monument of France’s Capital, hosted the EPFL 2012/13 Best Practice Awards Gala, which counted with the presence of the Leagues’ most senior representatives, executives from FIFA, UEFA and ECA, as well as several other VIP guests.
The 2012/13 Best Practice Awards, which counted with the enthusiastic involvement of a record number of leagues, honoured this season the excellence of professional football management in the field of Fan & Stadia Management, Media & Marketing and Social Responsibility.
On the occasion, the following projects have been distinguished with a Golden Best Practice Award:
EPFL Golden Awards 2012/13 on Fan & Stadia Management – Lega Serie B & The Football League
Fan & Stadia Management
Ex-Aequo Golden Award 2012/13: Family Excellence Award – The Football League (England). In 2013 The Family Excellence Awards Programme has grown and developed to become the pioneering, progressive scheme to assist clubs in increasing supporter engagement.
Ex-Aequo Golden Award 2012/13: B Futura – Lega Serie B (Italy). With B Futura, the Lega Serie B will provide a tangible response to the infrastructural problem affecting its 22 member clubs. B Futura intends to build a common process guiding Serie B clubs in the development of a new home for their fans to:
- Improve their stadium experience
- Generate new revenues; and
- Increase Serie B image, brand value and TV appeal.
EPFL Golden Award 2012/13 on Media & Marketing – Finnish Football League Association
Media & Marketing
Golden Award 2012/13: Veikkausliiga Player Test – The Finnish Football League Association (Finland). The Veikkausliiga Player Test is an interactive tool for social media platforms through which the league brings the players closer to the fans, with the objective to raise the level of identification and the emotional attachment towards the League and its clubs.
EPFL Golden Award 2012/13 on Social Responsibility – Lega Serie A
Golden Award 2012/13: Serie A Junior TIM Cup – Lega Serie A (Italy). The Lega Serie A, the Italian Sports Centre (CSI) and Telecom Italia have created a strong alliance between elite and grassroots sport in favour of the practice of football in the oratories and have promoted a tournament open to thousands of children throughout Italy by the name “Junior TIM Cup – The football in the oratories”. The football tournament, reserved to 7-a-side teams of U-14 players, involved in its first edition more than 8,000 children from 513 oratories all across Italy, who played 3,000 matches, including the final match played at the Stadio Olimpico, in Rome, as the pre-match of the TIM Cup Final 2013.
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