Community Award Winners Announced

Grassroots heroes to be recognised at Herefordshire FA Community Awards. The awards aim to recognise and reward people across the country who make a difference to grassroots football in their local community.

The 2017 Community Awards, supported by McDonald’s and the UK’s four home nation football associations, recognise and celebrate grassroots volunteers across the UK who make a real difference to their communities.

The awards offer a chance to all those involved in grassroots football to shout about the person, or team of people that have made a real difference to their experience whilst playing or just being involved in the beautiful game. Winners are awarded at a county, regional and national level so there’s plenty of opportunity for grassroots football heroes across the country to be recognised.

This season Herefordshire FA received a good number of nominations and Winners were selected from an independent judging panel. We would like to express our thanks to everyone who took the time to nominate and recognise a volunteer, club or league in the area and pass our congratulations to all of those who were nominated.

The FA Community 2017 Award winners for Herefordshire FA are as follows:


Groundsman of the Year – John Watkins

Best Inclusive Project of the Year– Hereford Lads Club Inclusion FC

Coach of the Year – Martyn Jones

Charter Standard Club of the Year – Belmont Wanders FC

Charter standard Community Club of the Year– Leominster Town FC

Charter Standard League of the Year – Herefordshire Junior Football League

Outstanding Contribution to Community Football – Jamie Wright

Young Volunteer of the Year – Rhys Cottrell

All the winners will be acknowledged at our Herefordshire FA Community Awards Evening alongside some other award winners in July at Hereford FC