Hertfordshire FA has been successfully shortlisted in the Facility Development category at the 2023 County FA Recognition Awards
The Awards, the winners of which will be announced at Wembley Stadium connected by EE on Thursday 23 November 2023, recognise and endorse the best projects, products and services delivered by County FAs over the past season while sharing best practice and learnings from around the country.
A record breaking 242 submissions have been entered from the 50 County FAs operating across England, highlighting continuous improvements and showcasing how they are innovating to improve grassroots football and increase participation across all levels of the game.
The twelve categories which will be recognised at the awards are:
- Brand Engagement
- Coach Development
- Employee Wellbeing & Engagement
- Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
- Facility Development
- Football Development
- Positive Football Environment
- Referee Development
- Special Recognition
- Women & Girls
- Youth Engagement
Hertfordshire FA has made the final shortlist in the Facility Development category for the 3G Pitch Project at The Priory School in Hitchin which was pioneering in its focus on offering equal access for girls as part of the usage plan for the site.
Karl Lingham, CEO of Hertfordshire FA said:
“These awards give us an opportunity to showcase our work across a range of areas and we submitted a number of strong entries this year. With 50 counties putting forward their best work it’s always a challenge to stand out and we are proud to have been shortlisted for this innovative Facility Development. Our county is at the forefront of the development of female football provision and we continue to push towards equal access for Women and Girls across the game”.
The FA’s Head of Operations for Grassroots Football, Tim Foster added:
“I’d like to congratulate Hertfordshire FA in making the final shortlist for the Facility Development Award and all of the other shortlisted County FAs in what has been a record-breaking number of submissions this year. It has been fantastic to see such a strong selection of programmes and projects entered across the twelve categories, and we look forward to hosting our County FAs at Wembley Stadium in November to thank them for all they do in serving our national game.”