BT Sport is on the lookout for pub landlords who give their customers something a bit extra when it comes to sport.
The company has launched a Manager of the Month initiative, which will celebrate one licensee each month from now until June 2018. Winners will get a trophy presented to them by a local sporting celebrity and a new 4K TV for their pub.
To kick off the awards today (September 19) landlords of The Tollington, London; The Chequers, Lutterworth, and The Gardener's Arms, Norwich, are being presented with a life size statue of themselves, unveiled by either Martin Keown (see above), Robbie Savage or Jake Humphrey.
The pubs were chosen for the uniqueness of their venues, "whether it be painting the pub to match the local team's colours, TVs in the toilets, or getting the players from their local team in after the game," said Bruce Cuthbert, BT Sport's director commercial customers.
"Pubs are at the heart of their communities and sport is a fantastic way of bringing people together. The BT Manager of the Month gives us the opportunity to recognise the landlords up and down the country who go that extra mile for their customers and their community," he added.
If you think you and your pub is worthy of an award, you can either nominate yourself by tweeting @BTSportsBars using #BTMOTM or get a customer to do it for you.
Include the name of the landlord, the pub and a reason they deserve to win.
"BT Sport will be looking for landlords that go above and beyond to bring sport to their customers. This could include the viewing experience or wider community projects that get people involved in sport," said Bruce.