Former Eagles chairman Ron Noades will be this year's recipient of the Special Achievement prize at the annual Crystal Palace Awards Night to celebrate his time in charge of the club.
Noades sadly passed away in December aged 76 following a long battle with cancer but his place in Palace history will always be assured. After buying the club back in 1981 he led it through the most golden period in its history as the Eagles won promotion to the old First Division in 1989, an FA Cup final appearance in 1990, and the following year saw a record third-placed finish plus lifting the Zenith Data Systems Cup.
After leaving in 1998 Noades continued to be involved in football at Brentford but he will always be best remembered for his time at Selhurst Park, and with his family in attendance he will be posthumously honoured with a special tribute at the club's prizegiving event at the Fairfield Halls in Croydon on 6th May 2014.
As well as this special award, many more trophies will be handed out during the three-hour spectacle, with the night culminating in the crowning of the Eagles' Player of the Year for 2013/14, currently held by Mile Jedinak with voting for this award only available to those in attendance.
Hosted by David ‘Kid’ Jensen, this special night will also include interviews with current players, club owners, the management team, ex-players and surprise guests plus appearances from the Crystal Girls as we look back at this season's thrills and spills.
It all kicks-off at 7pm with tickets costing just £25* with all proceeds going to the club's academy, and can be bought now by calling 020 8688 9291, visiting the Fairfield Halls in person or clicking here to book online.
*A booking fee of £1.50 per ticket applies, reduced to £1 per ticket if paying in person by cash.