Grassroots Football Awards Nominees Announced
Earlier this year we launched the 2018 FA and McDonald's Grassroots Football Awards, with new categories added there were 10 awards up for grabs and we asked the football community in Cornwall to nominate their local heroes. A big thank you to everyone who took the time to go online and nominate, we had a record 82 nominations … the largest number of nominations we have ever had in Cornwall.
On Monday 18th June a panel consisting of county FA staff and board members, all who have experience from many areas of the game met at the County FA Office in Bodmin to go through the nominations and select the worthy winners. The panel were delighted to choose nominees from each category who will be invited to our annual Awards Presentation evening, which will be held in September and where the overall winner will be announced on the night!
The nominees for each category are;
CHARTER STANDARD CLUB OF THE YEAR
ST AGNES AFC
RNAS CULDROSE FC
TREGORRICK PARK FC
COACH OF THE YEAR
MIKE HARWOOD (FOXHOLE STARS JUNIORS)
CIARAN NASH (RNAS CULDROSE FC)
SHAUN PARKER (HELSTON ATHLETIC AFC)
COMMUNITY PROJECT OF THE YEAR
CORNWALL DISABILITY FOOTBALL LEAGUE
ST AUSTELL WALKING FOOTBALL
CORNWALL GIRLS FOOTBALL LEAGUE
GROUNDS TEAM OF THE YEAR
MATTHEW JENKIN (ST COLUMB MAJOR FC)
IAN GREGORY (HAYLE AFC)
CHARTER STANDARD LEAGUE OF THE YEAR
KERNOW YOUTH FOOTBALL LEAGUE
MATCH OFFICIAL OF THE YEAR
THE RESPECT AWARD
MELVILLE BENNEY (FALMOUTH DC)
ST MAWGAN FC
SUPPORTER OF THE YEAR
KATE TODD (TORPOINT ATHLETIC JUNIORS)
CAMERON WELDON (TRURO CITY)
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
ANDREW PLENTY (RNAS CULDROSE FC)
NIKKI PERRYMAN (CORNWALL DISABILITY LEAGUE)
ROLAND THOMAS (GWINEAR CHURCHTOWN)
TREVE MATTHEWS (WENDRON UNITED)
YOUNG VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
MOLLIE DRING (ST AGNES AFC)
ELOISE SCHUTTE (WADEBRIDGE GIRLS FC)
JACK MORGAN (NEWQUAY YOUTH)
A big congratulations to all of this years nominees, we will send out details to all nominees via email and hope they can make the awards ceremony in September!
As part of the 2018 awards we are also welcoming nominations for two of our own awards;
- Football Administrator of the Year
- Outstanding services to Cornish football
The Club administrator is for those Chairperson, Secretaries, Treasurers and any other administrator who keep the club running, making sure the paperwork is up to date, players are registered, the club is affiliated and all the other jobs that can be taken for granted.
The Outstanding service to Cornish Football could be anybody who is involved in the game in Cornwall, someone who you think has gone above and beyond over the years and does it without fanfare, without fuss and just for the love of the game, that person who probably doesn't realise how valued and appreciated they are.
To nominate someone for either of these awards please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the person you wish to nominate and the reason for the nomination with as much detail as possible.
If you have any questions about the award please contact us on the email above or call 01208 269010.