'We're all really proud' - Leeds United could earn another accolade for glorious summer 2020 promotion as Take us Home is shortlisted for award

Leeds United might not have heard the last of the accolades for their glorious summer 2020 promotion from the Championship.

Tuesday, 27th April 2021, 4:15 pm
HAPPY ENDING - Take us Home captured the scenes as Leeds United's players realised they had achieved promotion to the Premier League. Pic: The City Talking

Season two of Take us Home, a documentary that captured the rollercoaster that carried the Whites through an up and down 2019/20 campaign that was halted by a global pandemic, has been shortlisted for the Best in Football Media category at the Football Business Awards.

The documentary was directed by Lee Hicken of Leeds firm The City Talking, working alongside NEO Studios, and broadcast by Amazon Prime.

It will go up against BT Sport and Singula Decisions, Ball Street Network, Goal and Scottish club Motherwell at the awards on July 6 but Hicken is already proud of what they achieved with the documentary.

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“We are all really proud of Take Us Home," he told the YEP.

"Season one had it all except the glorious ending but in the end the team and the show produced something even more beautiful to finish the story in season two.

"I’m really proud of the series and of everyone who worked on the project."

The awards aim to recognise the work of off-pitch teams in the game, who have worked to bring football to fans while stadia have remained empty since the Covid-19 pandemic took hold.

Best in Football Media is one of 18 categories for the ninth edition of the annual awards, with the likes of Accrington Stanley and Bradford City vying for the Best Club Marketing award alongside Everton and Chelsea.

A panel of 27 judges will decide who takes gold, silver and bronze in each category, ahead of the ceremony at The Brewery in London.

Simon Burton, co-founder of the Football Business Awards, said: “It has been one of the most challenging periods in history for both football and business the world over, but what we have seen is that during these times of hardship the spirit of football has truly come into its own.

"Football is not only a source of entertainment, but a source of escapism and where people can forget their worries for 90-minutes. It’s not all about the glitz and glamour, it’s about the people involved in our game and their passion, hard work and dedication that has kept it going. We’re honoured to be able to recognise these teams and their extraordinary achievements this year and to celebrate with them in person in July.”

Gold, Silver and Bronze awards will be presented to winners across each category at the lunchtime ceremony from 12.15pm on Tuesday 6th July at The Brewery in London.