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Perry Pays Tribute To Unsung Hero

3 February 2014

Club executive director Martin Perry says Fred Woolven’s Football League Unsung Hero nomination is thoroughly deserved.

Woolven has been shortlisted for a FL Award for his unquestionable loyalty and hard work at Albion and Perry sang the praises of the 86-year-old.

He told seagulls.co.uk, “I have worked alongside Fred for the last 14 years.  He is a genuine guy that you just love to have around the club. 

“He is intensely proud of the fact that he is still going strong at 86, and always comes into the office with a smile and a wave. 

“He is friendly, warm and welcoming and makes the fans and people who buy lotto tickets feel part of the club that he loves so much. He really is one of our unsung heroes.”


Woolven has been nominated for the Football League's Unsung Hero Award

Albion’s lottery manager Trevor Watson echoed Perry’s thoughts adding, "Some 20 years after most of us would be putting our feet up, Fred's natural energy and ebullience continue to astound everyone he comes into contact with.

“His devotion to the club and the job are inspirational. He has embraced change throughout the years – including advances in technology. Absolutely nothing is too much effort for him and I feel honoured to be working with him.”  

The Football League Awards ceremony will take place at The Brewery, London, on Sunday 16th March 2014.

Albion v Doncaster at the Amex on February 8th, 3pm kick off. Tickets available online, at the Amex Ticket Office or via the telephone on 08443271901


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