Author: NY JETS UK CONTRIBUTOR
The New York Jets, in partnership with the NFL, are delighted to announce the inaugural NFL International Fan of the Year contest for 2023!
The International Fan of the Year title celebrates extraordinary fans who inspire others with their passion for the game and have been a rallying force across their family, friends and local community through fandom.
Expanding beyond the U.S. to seven eligible international markets this season, enthusiastic fans from around the world who use football as a platform for inspiration and change can now be honoured for their love of American football and proudly represent their favourite team. The eligible international markets include the UK, Germany, Mexico, Canada, Australia, France and China.
All 32 teams are involved, with the nomination period running until December 31st, after which each team will announce their chosen nominee. The 32 nominees will all attend the 2024 NFL Draft in Detroit, which includes roundtrip airfare for the nominee and a guest, exclusive access to the Draft Experience, and other exclusive experiences.
In 2021, the Jets were awarded the United Kingdom as an official international market through the NFL’s Global Markets Program (GMP). Through this initiative, the Jets can directly engage with fans through physical events, marketing activations and sponsorship opportunities.
Jets fans can nominate themselves or others for the Fan of the Year contest through the NFL’s website: https://www.nfl.com/honors/fan-of-the-year/gb
Once the nomination period closes, each club will unveil their nominee between January 26th and February 4th 2024. The Ultimate NFL International Fan of the Year will be announced live at the NFL Draft with all 32 nominees in attendance.
Key Nomination Details:
1. To initiate the nomination process, visit NFL.com/FanOfTheYear.
2. Each submission will be evaluated based on the following criteria: passion, enthusiasm and fandom for their favourite NFL team and the league itself, along with an inspirational story and a sense of community spirit.
3. Application must be submitted by Dec. 31, 2023.