Celebrating Staffordshire Football
The Staffordshire Football Association recently hosted the 'Celebrating Staffordshire Football' awards ceremony at Uttoxeter Racecourse, where they honoured the victors of the England Football Grassroots Football Awards.
This second edition of the awards event, featuring a delightful three-course dinner, served as a platform to highlight and applaud the exceptional accomplishments, initiatives, and dedicated volunteers within the ever-expanding realm of grassroots football.
In addition to recognising the deserving recipients of the England Football Grassroots Football Awards, we also paid tribute to the selfless volunteers who have generously devoted their time and energy over the years, earning them well-deserved long-service awards.
The evening was masterfully hosted by Dave Bryon, former Managing Director of bmibaby, and featured a distinguished panel of guests who shared their inspiring journeys from grassroots football to the professional realm.
Coach of The Year (Disability Pathway) - Charles Sketchley
Coach of The Year (Female Pathway) - Joanne Waldron
Coach of The Year (Male Pathway) - John Bailey
Match Official of The Year - Ella Campbell
New Volunteer of The Year - Luke Powell
Young Volunteer of The Year - Harvey Hurd
Positive Football Environment - Russ Haley
Lioness Award - Stafford Soccer Mums
Grounds Team of The Year - Four Oaks Football Club
League of The Year - Mid Staffs Junior League
Club of The Year - Wyrley Juniors
Outstanding Contribution - Howard Bird
Outstanding Contribution - Bill Bratt
Outstanding Contribution (FA Award) - Mike Stokes