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
Eathan Van Aston
OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO YOUTH FOOTBALL
FA CHARTER STANDARD CLUB OF THE YEAR
FA CHARTER STANDARD LEAGUE OF THE YEAR
Warrington & District Football League
COACH OF THE YEAR
THE RESPECT AWARD
MATCH OFFICIAL OF THE YEAR
GROUNDS TEAM OF THE YEAR
Peter Brierly (Skelmersdale Junior Football League)
YOUNG VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
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
MUM OF THE YEAR
(Liverpool County FA)
(Allerton Football Club)
(Allterton Football Club)
(I Zingari Combination)
(Warrington Junior League)
(Scotland Road Junior Football League)
Ken Davies and Bob Downing
OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO FEMALE FOOTBALL
Eric Jones (Brazil Girls)
FEMALE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME OF THE YEAR
SOCIAL INCLUSION VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO MENTORING
YOUTH COUNCIL GRADUATE AWARD
LIVERPOOL COUNTY FA YOUNG LEADER’S AWARD
DISABILITY PROJECT OF THE YEAR
Autism In Motion
For a full selection of photos from the evening, which winners can download, please CLICK HERE