BT Sport is celebrating pub landlords across the UK who go the extra mile to create an amazing sporting experience for their customers and are rewarding them with their very own life-sized statue.
Launching this week, the BT Manager of the Month award celebrates landlords who make their pub more than a pub, highlighting their role in connecting sport with the community.
To kick-start the awards three statues will be unveiled across the UK, at The Tollington (London), The Chequers (Lutterworth) and The Gardener’s Arms (Norwich), with Martin Keown, Robbie Savage and Jake Humphrey unveiling the statue of each respective landlord.
Martin Whelan, pub landlord of The Tollington pub in Holloway, is the first London winner of the BT Sport manager of the month. A statue now stands outside Martin’s pub and he is set to receive a big screen TV prize too.
The Tollington pub stood out from the competition as Martin Whelan came up with the idea of getting the players from their local team in the pub after the football games.