DO YOU know a volunteer who has dedicated a lifetime to grassroots Suffolk football?
If so, they may be eligible for The FA 50-Year Service award.
The ‘Order of Merit’ recognises the dedication and commitment undertaken by volunteers at grassroots level. Long Melford Secretary Richard Powell (pictured above) received his award in April 2019.
To be eligible for the award, the nominated individual must have completed 50 years’ service to the game, inclusive of playing but excluding any football played at school under the age of 16.
To nominate a member of your club, league, organisation or referees’ association all you need to do is follow the steps below:
Step 1: Complete the nomination form at the foot of this page
Step 2: Send off the nomination form by clicking the submit button
Step 3: Suffolk FA will review, respond with any questions and forward the finalised version to The FA for consideration
Step 4: The FA will issue the 50-Year Award Certificate and badge to Suffolk FA (can take up to 8 weeks)
Step 5: Suffolk FA will arrange, with the nominator, a time, date and venue for the award to be presented to the recipient