Each day this week, Liverpool County FA will be announcing the local winners of this year’s FA and McDonald’s Grassroots Football Awards, which recognise the hard-work, dedication and commitment of the individuals, clubs and leagues across the nation’s grassroots football community.
Volunteer of the Year – Sue Carmichael
Congratulations to Sue Carmichael, whose commitment to Liverpool Feds Women’s Football Club over many years has won her the 2018 Volunteer of the Year accolade as part of this year’s FA Grassroots Football Awards.
Sue was founder of Liverpool Feds almost 27 years ago, at a time when girls’ football teams were far and few between. Today, Liverpool Feds has over 130 members and 13 teams, made up of girls aged five and above. As Chairperson, Sue has driven the club for many years, only recently stepping down whilst remaining an active committee member.
Sue gives up her time to coach the club’s under-16s and under-18s. Following the tragic passing of former player Zoe Tynan, Sue organised the Zoe Tynan Memorial Tournament to raise awareness of mental health in young people.
Somebody who cares enormously about the club’s girls, Sue plays a key role in supporting the transition of players from youth teams to senior level. She is always on the end of the phone if anybody needs help and support. In addition to her tireless work at Liverpool Feds, Sue juggles a demanding job and a young family. Her belief in young people has allowed them to flourish and reach their potential.
For many, Sue IS Liverpool Feds.
Well done and thank you, Sue, from everybody at Liverpool County FA.