At the annual ‘Football Supporters Foundation’ awards ceremony, Cardiff City Football Club was delighted to pick up the ‘Away Day of the Year’ trophy for 2014.
The Away Fans feedback project is now in its third year, and asked supporters to rate their match-day experiences across a number of categories, from ease of access and safety and security, to the price of a pie and a pint and the view from the stand. Over the course of the last two seasons the FSF received detailed feedback from thousands of fans.
More than 30 clubs were nominated, with an FSF panel has reviewing the feedback provided over the course of 2014, and the season-to-date, in coming up with the winner. Cardiff City defeated Reading, Preston North End, Wigan Athletic and Rotherham United to be announced as Away Day of the Year.
This award follows Cardiff City Stadium being voted by the FSF as the best ground to visit in the Premier League last season. CCS was also statistically the most secure ground to watch Premier League Football during 2013/14.
The Club’s Supporter Liaison Officer Adam Gilliatt, who along with Tomos Nash and Chris Martin attended the award spoke of his delight in winning this prestigious trophy.
“This good news is a reward for the fans of our football club,” he said. “The perception of our club has changed considerably for the better in the past few years and our recent triumphs are a true statement of this.
“This award is truly appreciated by all, and we have to thank those at the club who are known for going above and beyond for the benefit of Cardiff City as well as thanking the South Wales Police for their continued support.”