Cambridgeshire FA celebrates grassroots football heroes
On Thursday 11th October, Cambridgeshire FA celebrated local grassroots heroes at The 2018 FA Grassroots Football Awards.
The evening was an opportunity to recognise and celebrate all those individuals who help make a real difference to grassroots football across the county. The night’s award winners included referees, coaches, clubs and volunteers all of whom had been nominated by members of our football community over the last few months. This year we hosted our awards at Cambridge United and we would like to extend our thanks to them for their great hospitality on the evening.
The winners of the Cambridgeshire FA awards were:
Tony Sumner Award Highest Marked Level 7 Referee 2017-18 - Jason Donnelly
Referee 20 Years’ Service Award - Paul Norman, Peter Allen and Chris Abbott
Club Secretary of the Year – Adult Club - Simon Crow, Chery Hinton FC
Mick North Club of the Year 2018 - FC Parson Drove
The winners of the FA Grassroots Football Awards were:
Charter Standard Club of the Year - March Academy
Project of the Year - Cambridge United Community Trust
Coach of the Year - Phil Mullen
Young Volunteer of the Year - Laura Mills
Groundsman of the Year - Mel Scrivener
Respect Award - Tony Russell
Charter Standard League of the Year - S-Tech Girls’ and Women’s
Match Official of the Year - Dulcie Asher
We also recognised those individuals who have been awarded by The FA for their 50 Years’ Outstanding Service to Football. The five people given this award were Mick Collis, Don Page, Cliff Maskell, Phil Mitcham and Roger Pawley. They have worked tirelessly in a number of roles in grassroots football across the years and we are incredibly grateful for the ongoing work that they do for football in Cambridgeshire.
Jo Bull, Cambridgeshire FA Interim CEO, said about the evening, “The awards evening was a brilliant opportunity for us to celebrate the amazing volunteers we have in the county. We can’t thank our volunteers enough for the work they do week in, week out for football. The awards were a small way of saying thank you to those outstanding clubs, referees, volunteers, leagues and community projects, both from the 2017-18 season and to those who have provided long service to football.”
All at Cambridgeshire FA would like to take the opportunity to congratulate our winners and to thank all of our volunteers for their continued work within football.