PLAYERS who represented Suffolk County Schools’ FA during the course of this season were recognised at a presentation ceremony.
Boys and Girls who played for the Suffolk Schools were invited to Suffolk FA end-of-season county cup finals to receive their awards.
The presentations took place at the Weston Homes Community Stadium, home of Colchester United FC, on Bank Holiday Monday.
A total of 22 girls from the U14 and U16 teams (pictured above) received their medals and letters of recognition at half-time of the HomeStore Self Storage Suffolk Women’s Cup Final between Ipswich Town and AFC Sudbury.
The presentations were made by Suffolk County Schools’ FA Secretary James Morley, Suffolk FA Girls’ & Women’s Football Development Officer Rebecca Bolton, Under-14 coach Darren Scoulding, Under-16 coach Trevor Fagg and Suffolk FA Chairman Phil Lawler.
Fourteen boys from the U14, U15 and U16 teams (pictured below) were presented with their medals, letters of recognition and SCSFA ties at half-time during the Boys’ Under-18 Midweek Cup Final between AFC Sudbury and Bury Town.
The presentations were made by James Morley, U14 coach Ian Brown, Suffolk FA Vice-Chairman Ian Booth and Suffolk FA Chief Executive Richard Neal.
James Morley said: “This is the first time that the SCSFA have organised a presentation for the players who represented their county during the season.
“We wanted to provide those players who represented Suffolk so well this season with the recognition that they deserve. Players should feel proud to represent their county and we wanted to try to add more prestige to this achievement and this is one of the steps that we have taken.
“We came up with the idea to hold the presentations at one of the Suffolk FA showcase finals, and felt that the Bank Holiday Monday finals would suit players and their families better at relatively short notice.
“It is planned to make these presentations into an annual event to provide recognition for all the players who wear the Suffolk crest during the course of the season and continue to add more prestige to players representing their county.”