CFA Recognition Awards

Manchester FA wins at the 2020 County FA Recognition Awards

A successful afternoon see's Manchester FA shortlisted for no fewer than SIX awards scooping up FIRST in one of them!
The Awards, which were hosted online for the first time due to Covid-19 restrictions, recognise and endorse the best projects, products and services launched by County FAs over the past season while sharing best practice and learnings from around the country.

Over 125 submissions were entered from the 50 County FAs operating across England, highlighting continuous improvements and showcasing how they are innovating to improve football and increase participation across all levels of the game. 

The ten categories recognised at the awards were with Manchester FA being shortlisted for an incredible 6: 

• Brand Engagement 
Digital Engagement - FINALIST
Diversity & Inclusion - FINALIST
• Football Development
• Insight & Data
Partnership - FINALIST
• Women & Girls
Respect - FINALIST
Youth Council - WINNERS
Special Recognition - FINALIST 

Not only were we shortlisted for 6, but we are delighted to announce that Manchester FA scooped up the award for 'Youth Council', thanks to the work on the 'Voice of the Child' project in partnership with the Manchester Young Leaders Academy. 

CEO, Colin Bridgford said;
"All at Manchester FA are delighted to have been recognised in this category. Ensuring the voice of young people in football is fundamental to the future success of the game. I am proud of the governance at Manchester FA that allows those young people to play a hugely important role in the development of the game via our Young Leaders Academy. The honour of receiving such recognition speaks volumes for the work that we do here at Manchester FA and for football and young people in Greater Manchester."Youth Council Award

The FA’s Director of Football Development, James Kendall added: 

“It gives us great pleasure to recognise and reward our County FAs for the vital work they continue to deliver across their local communities, and I want to thank each and every one of them for the resilience and leadership they have shown over the course of the year.

"In what has been an unprecedented year of challenges, we now have the highest number of males playing affiliated football recorded to date, and we have delivered on our collective ambition to double participation in the female game. This is testament to the hard work of all our County FAs and everyone should be congratulated for these achievements.”

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