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Cambridgeshire FA crown the perfect 10 in McDonalds Grassroots 2020 Awards

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Ben Yeomans was named the youth coach of the year. Picture: Mark Westley
Ben Yeomans was named the youth coach of the year. Picture: Mark Westley

Cambridgeshire FA have named their grassroots stars of the year.

There were 10 different categories in the county’s 2020 McDonalds Grassroots Awards, and a judging panel met virtually to decide the winners.

Among the winners are grassroots club of the year Cottenham United Colts, the adult coach of the year Barrington’s Tony Steel, youth coach of the year Trumpington FC’s Ben Yeomans, volunteer of the year Richard Gillies, of Cherry Hinton FC and Stacey Fullicks is match official of the year.

Ethan Karpuk and Izzy Bryant shared the rising star honour.

Ian Greenstock, Cambs FA’s vice chair and the volunteer support committee chairman, said: “We would like to thank everyone who placed a nomination for these awards, once again it was extremely tough to choose the winners.

“Congratulations to all the winners who are thoroughly deserving of their awards, and it shows all the great work that is going on in Cambridgeshire in grassroots football.

“Unfortunately, we may not be able to have a presentation ceremony this year, but we will look at ways to honour the winners when it’s safe to do.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in grassroots football in Cambridgeshire for all their hard work, particularly those who are also key workers at this time.

The full list of winners were:

Grassroots club of year – Cottenham United Colts

Adult coach of the year – Tony Steel (Barrington FC)

Youth coach of the year – Ben Yeomans (Trumpington FC)

Grounds team of the year – Foxton FC

Volunteer of the year – Richard Gillies (Cherry Hinton FC); Project of the year – Melbourn Dynamos

Rising star – Ethan Karpuk / Izzy Bryant; Positive “we only do Respect” – Waterbeach Colts

Match official of the year – Stacey Fullicks

League of the year – S-Tech Girls and Women’s League

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