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Cooper Up For Football League Award

18 March 2015

George nominated for LFE League One Apprentice Of The Year

The Football League has announced the first shortlists for The Football League Awards 2015, the 10th anniversary of the annual awards ceremony that celebrates on and off pitch excellence across The League’s 72 clubs.

We are delighted to announce that George Cooper has been nominated for the LFE League One Apprentice Of The Year along with Sheffield United’s Lou Reed and Giorgio Rasulo of Milton Keynes Dons. Many congratulations to George, who has been nominated for the same award that Nick Powell was lucky enough to win in 2012.

The winners will be announced at a gala ceremony at The Brewery, London on Sunday 19th April 2015. To tie in with the 10th anniversary, this year there are a total of 10 categories with shortlists for four categories announced so far.

A total of 19 clubs have made the shortlists for the first four categories announced. Brighton and Hove Albion, Millwall, Milton Keynes Dons and Stevenage all lead the way with two nominations each.

Drew Barrand, Marketing Director of The Football League, said: “The Football League Awards 2015 provides not just the opportunity to recognise star performances, both on and off the pitch over the last year, but also the chance to celebrate the last 10 years of the event.

We wish all those nominated the best of luck and look forward to a fantastic evening in April when we will announce the winners.”  “This is the best year yet in terms of the standard and number of entries so to make the shortlists is a real achievement by the clubs and individuals involved.

The shortlists announced are:

Family Club of the Year

Brighton & Hove Albion

Colchester United


Milton Keynes Dons

Plymouth Argyle


Johnstone’s Paint Community Club of the Year

Blackburn Rovers (NORTH WEST)

Doncaster Rovers (YORKSHIRE & NORTH EAST)

Derby County (MIDLANDS)

Norwich City (EAST)

Brighton & Hove Albion (SOUTH)

PFA Player in the Community

Hope Akpan (Reading)

Elliot Omozusi (Leyton Orient)

Danny Shittu (Millwall)

LFE Apprentice of the Year


Lewis Cook (Leeds United)

Fred Onyedinma (Millwall)

Joe Gomez (Charlton Athletic)

League 1

George Cooper (Crewe Alexandra)

Louis Reed (Sheffield United)

Giorgio Rasulo (Milton Keynes Dons)

League 2

Conor Chaplin (Portsmouth)

Ben Harrison (AFC Wimbledon)

Ryan Johnson (Stevenage)

Clubs not shortlisted for these awards could still taste success on the evening. There will also be awards on the night for the Mitre Goal of the Year, Capital One Supporter of the Year, Sky Bet Players of the Year, Young Player of the Year, the Sir Tom Finney Award and Contribution to League Football.

Alongside these there will be two special categories to mark the 10th anniversary of the event – the Tokio Marine Club Hero Award recognising a member of staff at each of the 72 Football League clubs, and the Football Manager Team of the Decade with 11 selected players and a manager selected based on performances from the past 10 seasons.

To see the goals and vote visit Fans currently have the chance to have a say in one of the award categories, with voting for the Mitre Goal of the Year shortlist taking place in conjunction with Soccer AM.


To find out more about The Football League Awards, and for a full list of Award categories, please visit

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