Grassroots football is nothing without its volunteers.
That’s why The FA’s 50 Year Award celebrates those volunteers who have been involved in the grassroots game for half a century or more. Manchester FA CEO, Colin Bridgford, recently presented the award to several of Manchester’s longest-serving volunteers.
Commenting on The FA’s 50 Year Award, Colin Bridgford said:
“Volunteers are the lifeblood of grassroots football. Every club or league is dependent on the extraordinary work of the thousands of volunteers across Greater Manchester, and it is right that we recognise the outstanding contribution these people make.
“The efforts of people like Johnny Davis, Chris Carney and Roy Butterworth have impacted positively upon thousands of people over the years.
“As CEO and FA Representative for Manchester, I was delighted to present them with their richly-deserved awards from Manchester FA and the Football Association, which recognises their contributions of over 50 years’ service.”
In order to be eligible for The FA’s 50 Year Award, the nominated individual must have completed 50 years as a football volunteer, inclusive of playing career but excluding any football played at school under the age of 16.
Do you think you know someone who fits the criteria for the award? Contact us through the link below to make your nomination!
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