The FA and McDonald’s Grassroots Football Award Winners from the Sussex football community have been announced!
The awards aim to recognise and reward volunteers, match officials, clubs and leagues across the county who have made a difference to grassroots football in their local community.
Our county winners were selected from over 90 nominations and our judging panel, selected the very best and most inspiring nominations in each category.
The FA and McDonald’s Grassroots Football Award Winners:
RISING STAR OF THE YEAR AWARD
Jess Klamm - Roffey Robins
GROUNDS TEAM OF THE YEAR AWARD
Mick Gainsford - Crawley Wasps
WE ONLY DO POSITIVE RESPECT AWARD
GRASSROOTS MATCH OFFICIAL OF THE YEAR AWARD
GRASSROOTS PROJECT OF THE YEAR AWARD
Kevin Keehan & Scott Kirkwood - Run 5k for NHS
GRASSROOTS COACH OF THE YEAR AWARD FOR YOUTH
Mark Newnham-Reeve - Eastbourne United Youth
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD
Mick Croft - Crowborough Athletic
GRASSROOTS CLUB OF THE YEAR AWARD
Sands United Brighton & Hove
All award winners receive a KitLocker voucher, and an award from us which will be presented in due course.
Our chief executive, Ken Benham, commented: “I’d like to congratulations each and every one of our award winners for their tremendous contribution to grassroots football in Sussex!”
“Unfortunately, COVID-19 means we can’t honour our winners at our usual annual Awards Evening this year, but I hope we can find an equally special way to recognise and reward them in these difficult times, because they truly deserve it.”
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