London Football Legends Awards 2014

London’s footballing heroes will be recognised at the annual London Football Legends Awards this March. Roy Hodgson and Tony Carr are among those who will receive awards for their outstanding contribution to the sport. The winners of the four remaining awards, to be presented at a charity dinner at the Grange Tower Bridge Hotel, London in aid of Willow on March 6 2014 in London, will be announced on the night.

Nominees for the awards have been selected by an expert judging panel comprising; talkSPORT presenters, Paul Hawksbee & Andy Jacobs; Evening Standard chief football correspondent, James Olley; sports broadcaster, Jim Rosenthal; Sky Sports commentator, Dickie Davis; Arsenal & Scotland legend, Bob Wilson and Spurs & England legend, Martin Chivers. England manager, Roy Hogdson, will be presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award and Tony Carr, the Willow Award (which recognises a legends’ contribution off the pitch) awarded for his coaching career with the West Ham youth team. Both are expected to attend the event to accept their awards.

The nominees for the four remaining awards are:

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO A LONDON CLUB

Alan Curbishley / CharltonRon Harris / ChelseaJim Cannon / Crystal PalacePat Rice / ArsenalHarry Redknapp / West HamMark Bright / Crystal PalaceGeorge Cohen / Fulham

LONDON GOALKEEPING AWARD

Phil Parkes / QPRMervyn Day / West HamDavid Seaman / ArsenalPat Jennings / SpursJohn Jackson / Crystal PalacePeter Bonnetti / Chelsea

PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2013/2014

Per Mertesacker / ArsenalAaron Ramsey / ArsenalEden Hazard / ChelseaHugo Lloris / TottenhamJussi Jaaskelainen / West HamMile Jedinak / Crystal PalaceDave Mooney / Leyton Orient

LONDON CLUB AWARD RECENTLY RETIRED PLAYER (WITHIN THE LAST FIVE YEARS)

Roberto Di Matteo / ChelseaLedley King / SpursChris Powell / CharltonGianfranco Zola / Chelsea

Sir Geoff Hurst, Roy Hodgson, Jimmy Greaves, Glenn Hoddle and Sir Trevor Brooking are among the legends expected to attend the London Football Legends Awards Dinner. All attending legends from the six London Premier League Clubs will take part in a Q&A session on the night. The London Football Legends Awards Dinner will raise much needed funds for Willow – a national charity that provides unique and positive Special Days for seriously ill 16 to 40 year olds.

Willow was founded by former Arsenal goalkeeper and sports presenter, Bob Wilson and his wife, Megs and in memory of their daughter, Anna, who died of cancer aged just 31. To date Willow has fulfilled more than 10,000 Special Days for young people living with life-threatening conditions such as cancer, cystic fibrosis, motor neurone disease, muscular dystrophy, organ failure and Huntington’s.

Standard tickets to the London Football Legends Awards Dinner include pre-dinner drinks and a three course dinner, cost £160 per person. Tables of ten are available for £1,500, a Legends table (for ten guests plus a legend) cost £2,500 and a VIP Premier Package for £5,000.

For more information and booking visit www.willowfoundation.org.uk/FootballLegends or telephone Willow on 01707 259777.

For more information about the Willow Foundation visit www.willowfoundation.org.uk

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