There was double success for The FA at the Football Business Awards on Thursday as they scooped two gongs for their work in Women's Football and St. George's Park.
The FA Women’s Super League (WSL) and England Women’s team were recognised in the category of the ‘best use of social media in football’ at the event held at Chelsea FC’s Stamford Bridge Ground.
The social media project beat off strong competition from the likes of Manchester City FC’s #together campaign, Arsenal, Opta and Samsung.
The FA’s Head of Marketing, Adrian Wells, said: “We are delighted to win the prestigious award, not only as we beat off some incredible competition, but also as recognition of some brilliant work the digital team have delivered working really closely with the players and clubs.
“Across the year, the team have innovatively built the reach and engagement of women's football social media channels.
"Notably, we have launched a digital ambassador programme, building the profile of key players at each WSL club, as well as leading social media training for all teams."
Redbox Design were also recognised for their outstanding work in delivering St. George’s Park, The FA’s new £105m national football centre in Burton upon Trent.
Redbox picked up the prize for the ‘best professional business serving football’.
Alan Smith OBE of Redbox Design, said: “Congratulations to Football Business for instigating these awards.
"Thank you, especially to the judges, for recognising that to deliver St. George's Park on time, within budget with a guarantee of no post-construction claims in these rather challenging economic times was indeed an incredible achievement requiring an enormous team effort both on the client and consultant sides.
“I am absolutely delighted that The FA allowed me to be their architect and interior designer and to lead the design team throughout the whole process.”
Women’s Super League and St. George’s Park recognised at Football Business Awards