Suffolk FA to recognise seven winners of grassroots awards

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Individuals, clubs and leagues in Suffolk have been recognised in the 2015 FA Community Awards.

The seven winners have been lauded for their commitment to grassroots football and achievements throughout the last year.

They were all selected as winners by a Suffolk FA panel following a seven-week public nomination period.

Suffolk FA football development manager Nathan French said: “On behalf of all the staff here at Suffolk FA, I would like to congratulate all the award winners.

“There are thousands of volunteers in Suffolk football, contributing hours upon hours every week.

“To be nominated for an award always speaks highly of an individual, to then go on and win an award, when you have been selected amongst a number of other volunteers, is a brilliant achievement and high recognition.

“The FA McDonalds Community Awards highlight various volunteer roles in football. It will be a great occasion at our end-of-season Awards Dinner to see the various individuals receive their awards.”

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The winners will receive their awards at the Suffolk FA Awards Dinner at Portman Road on Thursday, June 4, at which George Burley and David Sheepshanks will be guests of honour.

Tickets for the event, which starts at 6.30pm, are priced at £20 which also includes a three-course meal. They are on sale until 5pm on Tuesday, May 26.

To order your tickets please send a cheque made payable to ‘Suffolk FA’ to Nick Garnham, marketing & public relations officer, Suffolk FA, Bill Steward House, The Buntings, Bill Steward House, The Buntings, Kestrel Drive, Stowmarket IP14 5GZ.

Alternatively tickets can be ordered with a debit or credit card by calling the Suffolk FA offices on 01449 616606.

FA Charter Standard League: Norfolk & Suffolk Youth League

FA Charter Standard Development Club: Cornard Dynamos YFC

FA Charter Standard Club: Beccles Town Youth

FA Community Club: Waveney Youth

Outstanding Contribution to Community Football: Gavin Peters (Hadleigh Utd Youth FC); Highly commended: Peter Cocker

Volunteer of the Year: Rod Cooper (Barsham FC)

Young volunteer of the Year: Maria Palmer (Kirkley & Pakefield FC)

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