Pompey have been shortlisted in the Innovation and Club Employee categories at the EFL Awards.
The successful Portsmouth FC scholarship – one of the flagship activations in the partnership between the club and the University of Portsmouth – has been recognised.
It has seen Pompey nominated alongside Championship clubs Millwall and Norwich City for EFL Innovation Award, sponsored by CSM Live.
The undergraduate scheme grants £3,000 worth of funding for each year of a three-year degree course to support tuition fees and is designed to assist local young people in their higher education studies.
Meanwhile, popular matchday steward Abdul Khalique – who is always on hand with a smile and friendly greeting behind the Fratton End – has been shortlisted for the Club Employee prize.
Abdul has been nominated alongside Burton’s John Clarke and Bristol City’s Jerry Tocknell.
This year’s star-studded EFL Awards are being held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane on Sunday, April 23.