Community Awards

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There are many people who make a real difference to grassroots football by giving their time to run the game.

Suffolk FA Community Awards

These awards, which awards are sponsored by The FA's community partner McDonald's, aim to recognise and reward the unsung heroes of grassroots football in communities across England.

The winners of the Suffolk FA Community Awards are then entered into an Eastern Region heat and the winners of these awards are then put forward for The FA's Community Awards.

Suffolk FA Community Awards 2017 Winners:

FA Charter Standard League of the Year: Suffolk FA WAYS League; Highly Commended: Norfolk & Suffolk Youth League

Best Inclusive Project: Touchline SIL Ability Counts League

FA Charter Standard Community Club of the Year: Haverhill Rovers FC, who also collected the Regional award

FA Charter Standard Development Club of the Year: Stowupland Falcons FC

FA Charter Standard Club of the Year: Thurston FC; Highly Commended: Beccles Town FC

Coach of the Year: Jason Clarke (Haverhill Rovers FC)

Outstanding Contribution to Community Football: Gordon McKenzie (Beccles Town FC); Highly Commended Daniel Frost (Woodbridge Town FC)

Young Volunteer of the Year: Daniel Coe (Thurlow Youth FC)

The winners of the Suffolk FA Community Awards are then entered into an Eastern Region heat and the winners of these awards are then put forward for The FA's Community Awards.

Officials of Haverhill Rovers, who won the FA Charter Standard Community Club of the Year and also collected the regional award, are pictured above with Mark Richards representing McDonalds.

Groundsman of the Year

This award honours the contribution made by groundsmen from clubs from across Suffolk at Step 7 level or below.

The annual competition is currently sponsored by Ipswich-based Ransomes Jacobsen.

The winner, runner-up and third-placed clubs receive vouchers to be spent on ground equipment

They will also be entered into The FA's national competition where the winners of each category will attend a 'winners day' at Wembley.

The 2017 winners were as follows:

1st Tony Adams (Claydon FC)

2nd Bryan Symonds (Bacton Utd 89 FC)

 3rd Michael Brundish (Old Newton Utd FC)

 

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