Cambridgeshire FA would like to say a huge congratulations to Cambourne Town, who were announced as FA Grassroots Club of the Year at Wembley Stadium on Sunday prior to the FA Community Shield.
In front of over 400 people, the club were invited to Wembley to receive their award from ex-England and Liverpool player John Barnes. The club, who were announced as the Cambridgeshire FA winners in June, were picked from a strong number of nominations by a national judging panel which included ex-Arsenal and England player, Martin Keown.
The club, who has only been in existence for two years, was picked from a record number of nominations and Chris Abbott, Cambridgeshire FA Competitions Development Manager, said: “We are delighted and proud that Cambourne Town were FA Grassroots Club of the Year for 2023. It is testament to all the hardworking volunteers at the club who have done so much for football and the community in Cambourne. The club were only formed two years ago after a lot of hard work from a number of people to merge what was five clubs in Cambourne into one. We hope they enjoyed their down out at Wembley. Volunteers are fundamental to grassroots football, and we couldn’t do it without them, so I also want to say a huge thank you to everyone who volunteers in the grassroots game.”
Mel Hadley, joint secretary of Cambourne Town, said: “The Club is extremely grateful and proud to receive this award. It is a reward for everyone involved at Cambourne Town.”
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