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Stevenage join record-breaking number of EFL clubs achieving Family Excellence status

18 May 2023

Stevenage Football Club has been awarded Family Excellence Status for the 2022/23 season and joins a record number of 66 EFL Clubs in achieving the accolade…

The Family Excellence scheme sees Clubs receive two visit assessments each season to determine the quality of the family matchday experiences they provide. The scheme recognises the continuous improvement and best practice that emerges across the League and rewards Clubs for their efforts in attracting and retaining young supporters.

The League has worked directly with Clubs since the scheme was introduced in the 2007/8 season and during that time junior season ticket sales have risen by 41% with overall sales up by 28%.

The appetite for live football shows no signs of slowing down with crowds for the 2022/23 season across the EFL increasing by 12% compared to the previous season with attendances at an all-time high this century.


“We are delighted to receive the Family Excellence award from the EFL, and it shows that we are providing an excellent matchday experience for both families & young supporters”, said Chief Executive Officer Mike Pink.

“We will continue aiming to improve all aspects of our supporters’ experience at The Lamex Stadium, which is key to growing and sustaining a fanbase for League One football”.

A full list of EFL Clubs to receive Family Excellence status can be found on


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