YEOVIL Town have been awarded The Football League Family Excellence Award for the 2011-12 season.

This is the fifth year in a row that the Glovers have won the award, one of only nine teams in the whole Football League to do so.

Created in 2007, the award is based on an independent assessment, commissioned by The Football League, of the family experience at all 72 League clubs during the 2011/12 season using 'mystery shopper' families and recognises the outstanding experience clubs provide for young fans and families at their grounds.

A record 50 clubs from across all three divisions of The Football League were given the Award for 2012 - topping the previous highest total of 47 - with nine clubs securing it for the fifth year running. A total of eight clubs also won the award for the first time this year.

In announcing the successful clubs, Football League chairman, Greg Clarke, said: "The Football League Family Excellence Award provides clubs with a benchmark in their efforts to attract families through their gates.

"It is hugely encouraging to see that the number of clubs receiving the accolade is at its highest ever level, demonstrating The Football League's commitment to securing the next generation of fans."