Fulham have beaten a host of contenders to the coveted title of Family Club of the Year at the prestigious Football League award ceremony.
A whole host of initiatives saw Whites pip Middlesbrough, Doncaster Rovers, Millwall, Stevenage and Oxford United to the title.
But there was no joy for any west London player in Manchester as 600 invited guests took in the gala ceremony.
GetWestLondon had their hopes pinned on Ross McCormack and Brentford's Alan Judge for player of the year. In the event, it went to ex-Bee Andre Gray, who has been banging them in for successful Burnley, while Mac has plundered 23 goals for a team not totally clear of relegation.
Lewis Cook of Leeds also beat McCormack's strike partner to young player of the year.
But with no tongue in cheek, Fulham were delighted the likes of bouncy castles in Bishop's Park on match days paid off.
In 2015 Fulham worked hard to successfully attract more young fans and their families to Craven Cottage, and broaden their engagement.
The club made improvements in all areas of family engagement from the match programme to their ‘Here to Help’ stewards.
They revamped the Family Zone and ran schemes like ‘My First Matchday’ which offers first-time junior visitors a special behind-the-scenes tour of Craven Cottage and have their name in lights on the big screen.
“We are thrilled and delighted to receive this prestigious award,” Sarah Brookes, the Club’s Communications & Marketing Director, said. “We have worked hard to ensure Fulham is accessible to all, with a particular focus on families who we view as a hugely important part of our fanbase.
“We are an affordable and enjoyable destination and will continue to think of new ways to maintain our successful Family Club status.”