Hornets supporters team Watford Internet FC have been named the IFA Team of the Year - which is voted for by more than 80 clubs across the UK.

The IFA league is made up of teams who travel around the country to take on fellow supporters' sides, usually between clubs whose first teams are competing that afternoon.

The IFA Team of the Year award is given to the side who have displayed the best team spirit and are considered the most sporting side.

This is the fourth time the Hornets have won the award, which was renamed the Peter Fincham Shield in 2008 after they became the first side to be named Team of the Year three times. It was named after Watford fan Fincham as he was one of the co-founders of WIFC.

Dave Messenger, who is one of the Watford managers, said: "I am absolutely delighted and chuffed to bits, especially as it is great recognition for Matt Wells, who stepped down as fixture secretary this summer after three years in the role.

"The fact it is voted for by more than 80 clubs is a fitting tribute to not only the team but also his excellent work."

The pinnacle of the IFA season is its annual event Worldnet, which is a weekend-long competition which takes place in Leeds each year.

Watford are hoping the Team of the Year crown will be their lucky omen, as they reached the Worldnet final the last time they received the award - the only time in the club's history.

WIFC, who were beaten IFA London Cup finalists this season, will have a first team and vets side taking part in Worldnet this weekend.