Hatters FFC, the IFA supporters team representing Luton Town, have been awarded the coveted IFA Team of the Year award.
The award recognises teams that represent themselves, the team they support and the IFA in the correct spirit over the course of the season. Forty-five teams took part in the IFA League last season, and representatives of each team were invited to cast a vote, with Hatters FFC coming out on top from those collated.
The winners usually receive their award, known as the Peter Fincham Shield, during the WorldNet tournament. With WorldNet cancelled this year, alternative arrangements will be made.
Peter Fincham was a leading light with one of our longest-serving clubs, Watford IFC. On winning the shield for the third time in 2012, the club were allowed to keep the original and re-name the award after one of it’s own.
Over the course of the 2019/20 season, Hatters FFC played a total of 11 games and finishing 14th in the British League table with 19 points.
An IFA committee spokesperson congratulated the Luton team on their achievement: “As a committee we’d like to offer our congratulations to the Luton side. The Team of the Year award is arguably the trophy that teams want to win the most. Not only is it voted for by their peers, but it symbolises what the IFA spirit is all about. Playing games of football in a friendly and sporting way is what we’re all about, so as long as that happens, we’re happy.”
“More than a third of the teams that took part in the 2019/20 season received a vote, so it’s really pleasing that so many teams are recognised by their peers for playing and behaving in the manner which is expected”.