County Award Winners 2012


As part of the Respect Day on Saturday 15th September, we presented the county's FA Community Awards (presented by McDonald's) at Truro City. Our most prestigious award winner was Liam Dart from Launceston Ladies FC who has been named the County, Regional and National Coach of the Year.

The FA Charter Standard Community Club Award
Trevenson FC
Trevenson FC have recently recruited new coaches for the club and will be sending 5 new coaches to undertake their Level 1 coaching qualification. They have also increased the amount of teams for the community. The club is going from strength to strength promoting football in the local community and emphasising football for all. Disabled player numbers are again on the increase from last year with the club also becomng more recognised in the area having featured regularly in the local newspaper. Trevenson offer free coaching sessions to ensure new players can try before committing to the club.The club has also donated £800 to the local children's hospice which was raised by the youth players through sponsorship. Trevenson do not have their own ground, but they are a community club committed to creating a friendly atmosphere in which all players can enjoy their football.

The FA Charter Standard Club Award
Grasshoppers FC
The spirit of the club is typified in the Under-13 team. They  lost every game last season and have lost every game this season but the players turn up for training every week with enthusiasm and make every effort in the matches. The manager and coaches deserve great credit for keeping the players going. Grasshoppers is a small club doing its best to help boys and girls in the Truro area who want to play and those who want to play in a league environment.
Volunteer of the Year Award
Adam Rowe (Illogan FC)
Since Adam joined Illogan FC, membership has increased from three teams to eight teams. He gives his time freely
and works hard for the club. Nothing is too much trouble for him and whenever the club secretary needs help, Adam is
always there. If something needs to be done, he sorts it out and gets it done. Adam is a valued member of the club.

Young Volunteer of the Year Award
Thomas Ridge (Mounts Bay Academy)
Tom has already completed more than 70 hours volunteer time at the recently opened Mounts Bay Academy Football Development Centre. He has worked on a variety of events including Mini-Soccer, holiday camps and the long-term player development centre. He has a great attitude and his confidence has grown since being involved at the Centre. Tom also assists the coaches and officiates at festivals. He is planning to lead some activities next year as part of his continuing personal/professional development.

Coach of the Year Award
Liam Dart Launceston Ladies
Please use the link below for an article on Liam.

Outstanding Contribution to the Community Football Award
Mark Woolcock (East Cornwall Youth League Representative)
Mark is the secretary of the biggest youth football club in the county and is also the League's Chairman. Since taking that role last year, Mark has worked hard at gaining the Charter Standard.  Mark has also been very proactive at embracing the 9v9 format, as he is with everything he does for the league. Rather than wait for things tohappen, Mark makes things happen. Since Mark became Chairman of the East Cornwall Youth League, it has gone from strength to strength and with Mark at the helm, the league will continue to flourish. He also coaches two Under-11 teams  and finds the time to coach at community football sessions. (Mark's award was collected on his behalf by Tracey Finemore of the East Cornwall Youth League)

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