Orient’s Jay Simpson has been nominated for an award at the 2016 London Football Awards on March 3 at Battersea Evolution, London. The winner will be announced at the event, hosted by Sky Sports’ Max Rushden, and raising funds for national charity, Willow.
Simpson is nominated for the Football League Player of the Year award and is up against Moussa Dembele (Fulham), Ross McCormack (Fulham), Alan Judge (Brentford) and Matt Phillips (QPR).
Leyton Orient’s Coping Through Football project won the London Community Project of the Year award at the 2015 London Football Awards. Along with the community award, other awards to be presented on the night include Young Player of the Year, Premier League Player of the Year, Manager of the Year, Goalkeeper of the Year, Women’s Player of the Year and Outstanding Contribution to London Football.
Nominees and winners of the awards have been selected by an expert judging panel from the worlds of football and media, from former players to major footballing bodies, and sports media, including Sky Sports, The Times, Evening Standard and talkSPORT.
London Football Awards 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 12,000 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 Disease.
Standard tickets to the London Football Awards, including pre-dinner drinks and a three course meal, cost £200 per person. Tables of ten are available for £2,000, Premium tables cost £3,000 and Legend Tables (for ten guests plus a legend) cost £5,000.
For more information and booking visit www.londonfootballawards.org or telephone Willow on 01707 259777.
For more information about Willow visit www.willowfoundation.org.uk