Derby County Football Club to celebrate women in sport

Submitted by bwhite on Thu, 10/03/2019 - 14:23

Derby County Football Club to celebrate women in sport  

When you think of sport in Derby there is one team that instantly comes to mind. Since 1884 Derby County Football Club has been the sporting nucleus of the city with every game attracting thousands of fans to their Pride Park home.  

Whether it was winning the First Division title for the first time under Brian Clough in 1972 or making it to the 2019 Playoff final with Frank Lampard, ‘The Rams’ remain as important as ever to the region’s sporting community.  

Now, the club is in another new era with Phillip Cocu at the helm as they look to get back into the Premier League.  

And, it has now been announced that the club will be a category sponsor at this year’s Derby Telegraph Sports Awards. 

Taking place on Wednesday 6 November at the Roundhouse venue at Derby College, the event is one of the most prestigious in the region’s sporting community. With 14 categories up for grabs on the night, sportspeople of all ages and ability will be recognised at the star-studded ceremony. 

Derby County Football Club will be giving their backing to the ‘Women in Sport Award.’ This award will recognise women in Derbyshire who have dedicated themselves to sport whether that is as athletes, coaches or volunteers.         

Stephen Pearce is CEO at Derby County Football Club and he explained why they decided to come on board as a category sponsor. 

“Working as a category sponsor was too good an opportunity to miss following what has been an incredible summer of sport,” he said. 

Stephen continued: “The winner of this award will further demonstrate the attributes and capabilities of women in all sports.”     

As well as looking for on the pitch success, the team have big plans of it as Stephen explained. 

“Someone once said “Football’s a funny old game” but it’s also very big business. And whilst we’re always looking for opportunities to grow, we’re constantly trying to ensure the very best for our supporters in everything we do including Rams TV, replica kits, communications, ticketing, community trust and, of course, enhancing the matchday experience. Albeit we’re also relying on the manager and players (and sometimes even the referee) for that last one!” 

Nominations for this year’s Derby Telegraph Sports Awards are now closed. 

For more information on this year’s awards get in touch with Megan Whittaker at event organisers Champions (UK) plc. Call 08453 31 30 31 or email 


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