Grassroots heroes earn Cambridgeshire FA accolades
Community stars are to the fore in Cambridgeshire FA and McDonald’s Grassroots Football Awards for 2019.
A record-breaking number of nominations were received across the 10 categories, with a panel of judges from the Cambs FA, board, council and IAG and the media having a tough task in deciding the winners.
Trumpington were chosen as club of the year, while Sawston United Youth’s Liam Moir earned the grassroots coach of the year award. Soham United’s Chris Peck was selected for the grounds team of the year prize, and supporter of the year is Cherry Hinton Lions’ Steve Clarke.
Match official of the year is Stacey Fullicks, while volunteer of the year is Trumpinton’s Nicola Hogan. Phil Kinsey won the project of the year award, while joint winners of rising star of the year were referee Adam Everett, Cambridge City Ladies & Girls’ Katie Crook and Cottenham United Colts’ Tia Johnson.
Cambridgeshire Mini Soccer League was named league of the year and the Respect award went to the Cambridge & District Colts League.
“This year, it was fantastic to receive so many nominations in all the categories,” said Chris Abbott, the volunteer support officer at Cambs FA.
“We owe a great deal of gratitude to anyone who volunteers their time to ensure grassroots football continues to thrive in Cambridgeshire.
“It was extremely tough for the panel to choose the winners which shows how hard people work to support football in Cambridgeshire. I offer my warm congratulations to all the winners.”
The winners go through to the national judging panel, and will also be invited to the Cambs FA awards dinner at Cambridge United on October 3.