London Football Legends Awards 2014 - Nominees announced

London’s footballing heroes will be recognised at the annual London Football Legends Awards on 6 March 2014.  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 the charity dinner at the Grange Tower Bridge Hotel, 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 Hodgson, 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 / Charlton
Ron Harris / Chelsea
Jim Cannon / Crystal Palace
Pat Rice / Arsenal
Harry Redknapp / West Ham
Mark Bright / Crystal Palace
George Cohen / Fulham

LONDON GOALKEEPING AWARD
Mervyn Day / West Ham
Phil Parkes / QPR
David Seaman / Arsenal
Pat Jennings / Spurs
John Jackson / Crystal Palace
Peter Bonetti / Chelsea

PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2013/2014
Per Mertesacker / Arsenal
Aaron Ramsey / Arsenal
Eden Hazard / Chelsea
Hugo Lloris / Tottenham
Jussi Jaaskelainen / West Ham
Mile Jedinak / Crystal Palace
Dave Mooney / Leyton Orient

LONDON CLUB AWARD RECENTLY RETIRED PLAYER (WITHIN THE LAST FIVE YEARS)
Roberto Di Matteo / Chelsea
Ledley King / Spurs
Chris Powell / Charlton
Gianfranco Zola / Chelsea

Sir Geoff Hurst, Roy Hodgson, Lee Dixon, Jimmy Greaves and Glenn Hoddle 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, enabling the charity to provide many more unique and positive Special Days for seriously ill 16 to 40 year olds. 

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.  Early booking is strongly recommended, various packages available, book today to avoid disappointment

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