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Grassroots Coach of the Year (Disability Pathway): Andy Dye

The England Football Grassroots Awards

We are delighted to announced that Andy Dye has won our Coach of the Year (Disability Pathway) as part of England Football’s Grassroots Football Awards.

This Award looks to recognise a coach in the disability game who is inclusive, encouraging and inspiring when it matters most.

Andy set up the Wick Dynamos Inclusive team back in 2017, originally to give his nephew Alfie (who has congenital cytomegalovirus and autism spectrum disorder) a team to play for.

Since then, the team has grown from just the three players to a huge number now registered, spanning three age ranges, Under-12s, Under-16s and Under-18s/Adult.

Not content with giving up his time to coach and manage each week at training and league matches, Andy also steps up to play in goal for the team when needed!

Alfie and the team now have a club they feel they belong to and a team they feel a part of.

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England Football Grassroots Award 2023 - Coach of the Year (Disability Pathway): Andy Dye

Under Andy, each player's social and technical skills have improved, and the club has a friendly, family feel with the right level of competitiveness.

Andy has made a difference to each player and their parents, thanks to his dedication and passion for inclusive football.

He makes sure they are also part of the Wick Dynamos grassroots football club and included in the tournaments and end of season presentation day.

Everyone at the club says a huge thank you to Andy, and say without him, none of this would not have been possible!

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