The PFA launch Fans Player of the Month on Sky Sports
The PFA has partnered with Sky Sports to be the digital platform for the PFA Fans Player of the Month award. Every month, throughout the course of the English football season, fans will have the opportunity to vote online at skysports.com for who they think has been the best player in each of the Barclays Premier League, Sky Bet Championship, Sky Bet League One and Sky Bet League Two.
Prior to the vote opening an expert panel will produce a shortlist of contenders. Fans will be encouraged to debate and then place their vote for who they think has truly set the football world alight. One voting fan in each division will win a chance to meet and present the award to their selected Player of the Month. Plus one of the winners will be included in the following month’s expert panel.
The expert panel will include Sky Sports pundits Paul Merson, Ian Holloway and Peter Beagrie. They will be joined by Mike Riley, general manager of the Professional Game Match Officials, and Malcolm Clarke, chairman of the Football Supporters Federation. The final expert being the previous month’s ultimate winning fan.
The partnership between The PFA and Sky Sports was arranged by Sport Collective who will now be searching for a headline sponsor for the PFA Fans Player of the Month.
Gordon Taylor OBE, Chief Executive of The PFA said: “The PFA Fans Player of the Month genuinely means so much to players as it’s voted for by the people that matter most, the fans. Now with Sky Sports as the platform, fans will have the opportunity to be right at the heart of the debate, in very large numbers. We believe this is a unique fan and player proposition and we are excited to be able to deliver it.”
Gary Hughes, Head of Football at Sky Sports said: “We are delighted to be the home of the PFA Fans Player of the Month. Our commitment to football and fans is unrivalled and we look forward to supporters across all four divisions in England having their say each month on our hugely popular digital platforms.”