David Amiet and HRH The Duke of Cambridge at The FA's 150th Anniversary Celebrations

Grassroots Heroes Honoured at the Palace

Three grassroots heroes from Sussex were honoured recently at Buckingham Palace as part of The FA's 150th Anniversary celebrations.

David Amiet, from East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service and Lewes Bridgeview Junior, and Little Common's Ken and Margaret Cherry were all invited to the official ceremony at the Palace which paid tribute to 150 volunteers that help deliver and support the nation’s favourite game.

HRH The Duke of Cambridge, in his official capacity as President of The Football Association, presented each of the 150 volunteers with a special medal, along with The FA Chairman, Greg Dyke.

The ceremony formed part of the celebrations on the day, which also included Buckingham Palace hosting it's first ever football match between Polytechnic FC and Civil Service FC, two of the country's oldest teams.

David said of the day: "I am thankful for the opportunity to represent the Sussex County FA at Buckingham Palace, I had a fantastic day and my son had a picture with Prince William and Michael Owen he was so pleased!"

Ken, echoed those comments: "Both myself and Margaret had a thoroughly enjoyable day, we were made to feel very welcome and treated extremely well; it was a great privileged to represent Sussex and of course Little Common."

Sussex County FA would like to thank David, Ken and Margaret for their fantastic contribution to grassroots football in Sussex.