CHAMPIONSHIP MANAGER™ TO SPONSOR‘APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR AWARD’ AT THE FOOTBALL LEAGUE AWARDS

Monday 23rd March/... Championship Manager™ has agreed a deal with The Football League to be the exclusive sponsor of the Apprentice of the Year category at The Football League Awards. This annual gala event celebrates excellence on and off the pitch rewarding players, managers and staff.

The world famous football management simulation game has also signed a licensing agreement with The Football League for the next edition of Championship Manager™. The agreement reinforces Championship Manager’s position as an accurate, authoritative and authentic management simulation.

The Award recognises the apprentice from each division who has shown the best on-field performance, disciplinary record and educational achievement over the season. Previously, the Apprentice Of The Year Award has recognised some of the greatest talent across The Football League. In an era of big money transfers, youth development is still the life-blood of football and with more than 8,500 players aged 8– 18 the football league has fed a vast array of talent into professional football.

Roy Meredith, General Manager of Championship Manager™, said:“We are very proud to be able to sponsor the Apprentice of the Year Award. Seeking out and developing top talent is critically important for all football clubs and that is certainly reflected in Championship Manager™. The accolade will reward youth academy players that have performed particularly well in the past year, providing recognition at a key point in their developing career.”

John Nagle, Head of Communications for the Football League, said:“We are delighted that Eidos has come on board to support The Football League Awards which is now in its 4th year and is established within the football calendar.”

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For further information

Championship Manager Press Office

Billy Partridge– billy.partridge@citigatedr.co.uk - 020 7282 2863

Paul Griffin– paul.griffin@citigatedr.co.uk– 0207 282 1041

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Roy Meredith– roym@eidos.co.uk– 07747 637214

Tim Hodges– TimHo@bgstudios.co.uk– 020 8212 3932

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