City scoop top award again

Norwich City have picked up another off-field award - with their matchday publication On The Ball named Championship Programme of the Year for 2006/2007.

Norwich City have picked up another off-field award - with their matchday publication On The Ball named Championship Programme of the Year for 2006/2007.

It is the second time in four seasons City's programme has been named the best in the division in the annual Football Programme Directory Programme of the Year awards.

On The Ball was also named the second best in the country, just behind Arsenal's matchday programme.

The 100-page publication, bought by thousands of fans every match day and also sent by mail to scores of exiled supporters across the globe, was previously named the best in the division by the FPD during the Canaries' successful 2003/2004 title winning campaign.

On The Ball editor Peter Rogers said he was extremely proud to accept the award for a second time.

“Being voted the best programme in the Championship by the FPD is a great honour and a fitting tribute to all the hard work that goes into the programme by many people,” he said.

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“I would like to thank our printers Breckland Print and all the contributors for their commitment to helping make the programme the success that it is.

“As nice as it is to receive this award from the FPD the most important judge of the programme remain our supporters who buy it game in, game out. As long as the fans remain happy with the programme we're on the right track.”

The FPD celebrated their 30th year in 2004. They produce a monthly magazine for programme collectors and three independent members of the group vote on their annual programme of the year and also a first, second and third in each division.

The FPD organise a number of programme fairs around the country including an annual event in Norwich and their international fair which is due to take place in London on Saturday, June 2.

The group's editor and events organiser David Stacey will come to Carrow Road early next season to present the award.