Grassroots Football Awards Winners 2022
We are delighted to announce the local winners of the England Football Grassroots Football Awards for 2022
These Awards are our way to recognise and celebrate the fantastic people who put their heart and soul into the grassroots game in Hertfordshire – and say a huge thank you to the incredible volunteers who inspire us all.
People who have really made a difference and make a positive impact happen. Who behave with fairness and integrity, encouraging the very best, both in themselves and in everybody around them. Rising to overcome challenges and making a truly positive impact in their 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.
Our inspirational winners are all grassroots heroes and include individuals and organisations working hard through to bring football to everyone in their communities and create a positive playing environment for all to enjoy the game.
The full list of Hertfordshire FA Grassroots Football Awards 2022 winners are:
• Grassroots Grounds Team of the Year – Ian Crawley
• Grassroots Coach of the Year for Adults – Rob Swan
• Grassroots Volunteer of the Year – Phil Parker
• Grassroots Match Official of the Year – Tony Pepper
• Rising Star of the Year – Corey Hamilton
• Grassroots Club of the Year – Berkhamsted Raiders
• Grassroots Coach of the Year for Youth – Nicola Burton
• Grassroots Project of the Year – Fighting Fit Football
• Spirit of Grassroots Football Award – Norman Appleby
Karl Lingham, Chief Executive of Hertfordshire FA, said:
“Our role at Hertfordshire FA is to support grassroots football and the thousands of volunteers involved in 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.
It’s always brilliant to hear the truly inspirational stories that come to light through the nominations process for these awards. Congratulations to our award winners and a huge thank you to the many Grassroots Heroes across Hertfordshire whose amazing efforts make football happen – so many of you are worthy of recognition. We are grateful for all of your efforts during 2022 and look forward to working with you again in the New Year".
Learn more about the Grassroots Football Awards