Northamptonshire FA proudly hosted its 2018 For All Grassroots Awards evening at Kettering Park Hotel on Friday 8 June, with 11 awards being handed out to the outstanding volunteers, leagues and clubs who dedicated their time and effort to grassroots football throughout the year.
After nominations were submitted by clubs, leagues, schools and other local organisations, a judging panel assessed the nominations whilst taking into consideration The FA’s PRIDE values of Progression, Respect, Inclusion, Determination and Excellence.
After careful consideration, the following winners were named.
Team of the Year – Brackley Town FC
Groundsman of the Year – Tony Sanders
Welfare Officer of the Year – Karen Collyer
Young Referee of the Year – Sam Lee
Charter Standard Club of the Year – Kettering Futsal Club
Young Volunteer of the Year – Anthony North
Coach of the Year – Mark Duckworth
Volunteer of the Year – Roy Morley
Outstanding Contribution to Refereeing – James Campbell
Charter Standard League of the Year – Northampton & District Youth Alliance League
Outstanding Contribution to Football – Michael Owen
Debbie Preston, Northants FA Football Development Officer, said: “There are no words to express the appreciation the NFA have for the work carried out by our volunteer workforce.
“Volunteers are the heartbeat of grassroots football and their presence doesn’t go unnoticed. This awards evening allowed us to recognise individuals who have gone above and beyond what is required of them on a daily basis.”