Reading City served up with Berkshire Football Awards nomination

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Reading City have been nominated for a Berkshire Football Award in the ManVFat Best Community Campaign or Content category.

I know I’m going to get a bit of stick for this one for sure, but it’s something that needs acknowledging for the sheer effort and brilliance that went into what Reading City did with what started out as a joke and has undoubtedly annoyed a lot of away fans headed to Reading FC.

So, back in November, the excellent Twitter account @footyscran shared a photo of a Chinese Selection Box that was available at Reading City FC. It was retweeted 198 times, quote tweeted 296 times and liked 5,254 times on the social media platform.

The only problem was, it didn’t exist.

But then enterprising Cityzens chairman Martin Law ensured it did and its been a roaring success for the club. We’ve chronicled the story here, and we’ve even sent our own Neil Maskell to review it.

It was a viral sensation, it ended up on The Sun and it was very very funny. So we’re classing it as a campaign.

Do you think Reading City’s Chinese Selection Box is a worthy winner, or have you got other campaigns to tell us about? Scroll down to fill out the nomination form for the ManVFat Player of the Season (Female) award.

Berkshire Football Awards news​

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NOMINATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED!

Yes! The awards are taking place at the marvellous Double-Barrelled Brewery in Reading and we’ll have food available. Tickets will be limited but on sale soon, if you’d like to know when so you don’t miss out, make sure you’ve signed up to our email newsletter and select ‘Berkshire Football Awards’.

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Scroll down to the bottom of this article for the nomination form. Before you do that though, here’s what the judging panel are looking for when choosing the shortlist.

What’s the story? Tell us exactly why the person or place should be considered. We hate to get all ‘X Factor journey’ on you but the more detail you can include, the better we can argue for your nominee for the short list.

The sort of details we love to see include things like player awards, goals, clean sheets and any other significant contributions to the footballing community – obviously within the 2021/22 season.

There have already been hundreds of nominations for the 2022 awards, we’ve published a lot but still have a lot more to do!

You can view all the 2022 nominees so far here.

Want to know who’s previously won what at the Berkshire Football Awards? There’s a big long page with all the previous winners here.

Nominations will be open until midnight on Tuesday 31st May 2022. Once that date has passed the nominations in each category will be put before a panel of judges for a decision, the top three announced online and the winners at the awards night on Wednesday 15th June.

We will accept nominations for people out of area, the only prerequisite is that the reason for nomination is that it must be because of an affiliation with a club we cover on Football in Berkshire (a full list is at the bottom of this page). We will present certificates and a trophy to the winners.

  • You can nominate as many people as you like for each award
  • Please try and avoid nominating your own family members.
  • Due to difficulties in obtaining permissions under child protection laws we won’t consider any player under the age of 16 for nomination in any of the categories

Nomination Form

Nominations for the 2022 Berkshire Football Awards are now closed!

What’s next? Look out for the Long List of all the nominations which will be published here and across all our channels by midday on Friday 20th May 2022.

The Short List for each category will then be published at midday on Monday 23rd May 2022. At that point, tickets will be made available to attend the awards night at Double-Barrelled Brewery in Reading on the evening of Wednesday 15th June 2022. If you’d like notification of when tickets are available, sign up to our newsletter here or add your email to the form below:


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