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6 May 2016

Club recognised for "commitment to attracting families" to the MEMS Priestfield Stadium

Gillingham FC have been awarded ‘The Football League Family Excellence Award’ for the 2015/16 season.

Created in 2007, the award recognised the outstanding experience provided by clubs for young fans and families as part of a scheme that won the Gold Award at the European Professional Football Leagues’ Best Practice Awards.

A total of 44 clubs from across all three divisions of The Football League have been given the Award for 2016, with a significant increase in the benchmark standard being applied by the judging panel.  More than ever this year, Football League clubs are providing families with engaging family areas and offering innovative matchday entertainment that delivers a money can’t buy experience for young fans.

With an increase in the number of juniors and families now attending matches around the country this is both testament to clubs’ work to attract them, and an indication of the challenge and importance of retaining them for generations to come. 

In achieving the award, Gillingham were recognised as offering superb entertainment for families at the MEMS Priestfield Stadium throughout the 2015/16 season, engaging with young fans and families through such initiatives as our Family Fun Day and Kids for a Quid promotions.

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