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2018 Awards Evening

Liverpool FA Award Winners Presented With Accolades

Members of Merseyside’s grassroots football community came together at Liverpool’s Marriott Hotel on Friday 21 September, as the Liverpool County FA hosted its annual awards evening to celebrate the contribution made to the local game.


The evening’s presentation was a combination of The FA and McDonald’s Grassroots Football Awards and the County FA’s own accolades, all of which acknowledge the tireless work of volunteers in ensuring football continues to thrive across the region.

Ian Wild, Chairman of Liverpool County FA, said: “Taking a look around the room last Friday evening, it was immediately apparent why Merseyside’s grassroots game continues to grow. The passion for the game possessed by each individual attending our awards evening is incredible and matched by many others who weren’t in attendance. We feel very fortunate to be able to work with such a dedicated group of people in helping the game to grow across Liverpool and it was a pleasure to recognise the service provided by a number of individuals and projects within our county. 

“However, I’d also like to thank every member of our grassroots football community who, whilst not presented with awards this year, are incredibly valued by the team at Walton Hall Park and whose work is hugely appreciated. We look forward to seeing the game grow further throughout the 2018/19 season.”

A full list of winners can be found below.

2018/19 LIVERPOOL FA REPRESENTATIVE SQUAD

Alex Foy
Caleb Jones
Cameron Collins
Connor Smith
Eathan Van Aston
Francis Turkington
Ged Windle 
Joe Nash
Kyle Schorah
Liam Riley
Matthew Griffiths
Matthew Jackson
Matthew Kewn
Michael Kielty
Owen Glannister 
Regan Twigg
Reuben Valentine
Sam Scarth
Tom Hilditch

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO YOUTH FOOTBALL
David Edmonds

FA AND MCDONALD’S GRASSROOTS FOOTBALL AWARDS

FA CHARTER STANDARD CLUB OF THE YEAR
AFC Warner

FA CHARTER STANDARD LEAGUE OF THE YEAR

Warrington & District Football League

COACH OF THE YEAR

Anthony Smith

THE RESPECT AWARD
Janie Moore

MATCH OFFICIAL OF THE YEAR
Jacob Viera

GROUNDS TEAM OF THE YEAR

Peter Brierly (Skelmersdale Junior Football League)

YOUNG VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
Sam Delaney

Congratulations also to two of our local recipients, who were selected as national winners by The FA and invited to attend The FA Community Shield fixture between Manchester City and Chelsea on Sunday 5 August to collect their awards.

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
Sue Carmichael

MUM OF THE YEAR
Helen Atkinson

REFEREE AWARDS

Ian Hussin

Helen Byrne

William Collinson

Keith Jones

Kevin Breen

Graham Lawless

John Hall

Les Page

Mike Crosbie

Sean Peloe

Bill Halfpenny

FOOTBALL SERVICE AWARDS

Arthur Shelbourne
(Liverpool County FA)

Peter Woods
(Allerton Football Club)

Dave Jones
(Allterton Football Club)

Rod Clarke
(Dengo United)

Jimmy Connor
(BRNESC)

Phil Bridge
(I Zingari Combination)

Paul Dawson
(Warrington Junior League)

Jimmy Kenny
(Scotland Road Junior Football League)

Dave Sargent
(Rainhill United)

Janet Meadows
(Crosby Stuart)

Diane Hancock
(Brazil Girls)

Ken Davies and Bob Downing
(MCSFA)

FOOTBALL DEVELOPMENT AWARDS

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO FEMALE FOOTBALL
Eric Jones (Brazil Girls)

FEMALE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME OF THE YEAR
Burscough Dynamo

SOCIAL INCLUSION VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR 
Isaac Pollard

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO MENTORING
Deborah Dilworth

YOUTH COUNCIL GRADUATE AWARD
Callum Davison

LIVERPOOL COUNTY FA YOUNG LEADER’S AWARD
Callum Williams

DISABILITY PROJECT OF THE YEAR

Autism In Motion

For a full selection of photos from the evening, which winners can download, please CLICK HERE