Player of the Year Awards Dinner

Last updated : 25 April 2007 By Michael Morris
The event is taking place in a marquee in the grounds of Sophia Gardens.

The awards consist of the usual Player of the Year, Young Player of the Year, etc. Also awards like Goal of the Season from the 1927 Club and a Magic Moment award from the Internet Supporters on the email list associated with this website.

The Supporters Club, Valley Rams, 1927 Club and the Internet Mailing List all make presentations to the players chosen by their members.

Tickets for the dinner are still available from Vince Alm at the Supporters Club, they can be orderd on 07814 779441.

In the past players have been sat on tables amongst the fans but this year it's different with the players sitting together. This has caused some concern from the fans that they will not have the chance to meet the players and enjoy the company of the men they support week in week.

Peter Ridsdale has issued a statement on the official Cardiff City Website which says

"The assumption that our players will be segregated from the fans at the function is incorrect. It's quite the contrary in fact.

"This club takes its responsibility to the community very seriously and as such our players will be attending the function this weekend after the Hull City game. As Chairman I have insisted that the players will be at the function early and in plenty of time to meet every fan who wants to say hello and have pictures taken. Such events are a part of their job and something that they enjoy doing as per our recent popular Easter promotion in St. David's Centre.

"As per the recommendations from event organiser Vince Alm, we have agreed that during the meal the players will be seated together, but this is based on the logistics of not being able to seat players on every table, coupled with the age of some of our younger players. It's by no means a segregation issue, as I am sure will be seen by those present on the night.

"I am sure that the Supporters Club function will be a great success, with the players and staff all looking forward to playing their part by interacting with supporters throughout the event."

Those going should be made aware that it is a suit and tie job, the full Code of Conduct from the Supporters Club reads:

To ensure the continued success of this function, CCSC require ALL guests to
observe the following code of conduct


Tickets are issued following full payment to CCSC. If you do not have a
ticket, you will be REFUSED entry by security


A strict dress code applies as follows:

Gentlemen: Lounge Suit or Blazer with Collar AND Tie.

Ladies: Appropriate evening-wear



Upon arrival, anyone who is (or appears to be) drunk WILL be refused entry
by security


The Players will arrive at 7.30pm and partake in an autograph session for 45
minutes before sitting down to eat, please could you not ask the players for
any signatures after the signing session you will be prevented from doing so
by security guards. However, signings of Football shirts, Footballs etc
which require marker pens are NOT ALLOWED.


Feel free to bring cameras and take pictures of an enjoyable evening

This is a celebration evening with awards for Players who in the opinion of
the fans have produced excellent achievement in what we all hope is a
successful season for Cardiff City FC both on and off the field.