We are delighted to announce the local winners of The FA and McDonald’s Grassroots Football Awards 2020
The Grassroots Football Awards recognise and celebrate the work of individuals and groups to instil The FA’s PRIDE values – Progressive, Respectful, Inclusive, Determination and Excellent – and make a positive difference at grassroots football in their club, league or local community.
The winners were selected by a panel of judges drawn from across Hertfordshire football, following nominations made by the public earlier this year in a range of different categories. The local winners will now go on to be considered for the National Award by The Football Association.
Our inspirational winners are all grassroots heroes and include organisations working hard to bring football to everyone in their communities and create a positive playing environment for all to enjoy the game.
Other awards recognised the efforts of dedicated volunteers that have given up huge amounts of time to create opportunities for others to enjoy the game, along with individuals whose dedication and perseverance have seen them deliver outstanding achievements.
The full list of Hertfordshire FA Grassroots Football Awards 2020 winners are:
• Grassroots Club of the Year – Bedwell Rangers FC
• Grassroots Coach of the Year for Youth – Daniel Bennett
• Grassroots League of the Year – Hertfordshire Senior County League
• Grassroots Match Official of the Year – Thomas Hood
• Grassroots Project of the Year – St Albans City Youth FC
• Grassroots Volunteer of the Year – Amanda Kirby
• Rising Star of the Year – Alfie Dibble
• We Only do Positive Respect Award – Charlie Boswell & Anthony Goswell
Karl Lingham, Chief Executive of Hertfordshire FA, said:
“Our role at Hertfordshire FA is to support grassroots football and the thousands of volunteers who make up the game across our county. We are always full of admiration for those who give up their time for others, working hard to improve standards and increase opportunities in the game.
To receive so many nominations shows the amount of great work being undertaken by the volunteers across the county and we would like to thank all those involved in the grassroots game whose efforts make Hertfordhire a great place for everyone to play football.
Huge congratulations to our Hertfordshire winners. We are proud to recognise thier contribution and wish them the very best of luck for the national Awards".
Learn more about The FA and McDonald’s Grassroots Football Awards
In addition to these we also wanted to recognise both Stevenage FC Foundation and the Watford FC CSE Trust for their tremendous efforts during the Coronavirus pandemic to support those in need at this diffcult time - your Special Contribution to the Community Awards are richly deserved.