FA and NFA Hand Out Long-Service Awards

Richard Lattimore of Kings Cliffe FC and Martin Lewis of Nomads of Barratts FC have been awarded 50-year and 21-year Long-Service Awards respectively for their contributions to grassroots football in Northamptonshire.

The Football Association recognised Richard Lattimore’s outstanding contribution to Kings Cliffe FC on Saturday 7 October, when he was awarded a 50-year Long-Service Award by Brian Walden, FA Vice President and Northants FA President, alongside Gary Biddulph, Northants FA Business Manager.

Since retiring as a player, Richard has taken on several roles at the football club, including Chairman, Secretary, Fixture Secretary, Groundsman, Linesman, Steward and Manager of the reserve team. Richard also helped secure funding for Active Centre – which became a huge sporting asset to the village – and was named Volunteer of the Year by Northants FA in 2011.

Meanwhile, Nomads of Barratts FC Secretary, Martin Lewis, was awarded a Northamptonshire FA 21-year Long-Service Award by Tony Major, Northants FA Director and Vice President, at the Nene Sunday League Meeting on Monday 9 October.

This was deserved recognition for his dedication to roles at several leagues, including the Araglen Sunday League, Northampton Sunday Combination and Nene Sunday League, and clubs such as Abington Bohemians, Romany, AFC Victoria, Northampton Old Bank and currently, Nomads of Barratts FC.

Northamptonshire FA would like to thank both Richard and Martin for their incredible dedication to local grassroots football and congratulate them on picking up these fully-deserved awards.