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Cardiff City FC celebrating nomination for Social Media Awards

26th August 2016

Cardiff City FC are celebrating being shortlisted in the 'Community Club of the Year' category at the inaugural Hospitality Social Media Awards. 

The Hospitality Social Media Awards (HSMA)  are designed to celebrate the very best in social media communications, recognising those who are using online platforms to communicate in fresh and innovative ways - websites, Facebook, Instagram, apps and everything in-between. 

Judges have been scouring the country and the internet to find clubs and outlets that are using social media to engage with the public, build their business and spread their good news – whether that’s work in the community, charity work or match day news. 

Cardiff City has been running its hugely successful ‘Club Goal of the Month’ competition since the 2012/13 season, an initiative which has given players representing the Football Club at every level the chance to compete against their heroes to lift the Club Goal of the Month trophy. 

The competition encompasses nine different levels of football, including the First Team, Development, Academy, Women’s, Disability, Futsal, Soccer Schools, YouBirds and Cardiff City Foundation’s Football Performance Centres.

Speaking of the nomination, Cardiff City Executive Director & CEO Ken Choo reflected: “We are extremely proud of the work that goes into the local community here in South Wales, both from Cardiff City Football Club, and the Cardiff City Foundation. 
  
“The Club Goal of the Month competition in particular is a hugely important part of our work, and symbolises the togetherness, unity and inclusion within this Club at every level. 

“We have been delighted to see the competition continue to grow. It is a pioneering initiative, and one which has earned plaudits on a national level, along with several other aspects of our work in the community. 

“To be nominated for the ‘Community Club of the Year’ at the 2016 Social Media Awards for the interactive element to it is equally very rewarding.” 

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