Watford have been nominated for the Lockdown Heroes award at the upcoming Football Supporters' Association awards due to their community work throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

The Hornets opened Vicarage Road up to staff from West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust and offered them bedrooms, counselling rooms and other facilities while also cleaning their scrubs in the club's industrial washing machine and providing up to 1,000 free meals every day.

In addition, the club has also reached out to vulnerable members of their fan base with the Hornets at Home campaign, with fans being connected with one another and staff and players, both past and present, making phone calls to anyone who may be feeling isolated by the lockdown restrictions.

The FSA has created the new category for this year's awards, so that they can honour those who have gone the extra mile in helping their fellow supporters and communities throughout the past year.

Watford's Supporter Liaison & Disability Access Officer Dave Messenger told the club website they were proud to receive the nomination.

“It’s great to receive this nomination, which reflects well on the club staff and volunteers who helped us deliver these services to our local community and supporters,” he said. “We are proud of our family club heritage and remain committed to living up to the standards set by Graham Taylor and Sir Elton John, both now and in the future."

The winners of the award will be decided by an FSA panel and announced on Friday March 5 via their social media channels.