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Hunts FA Grassroots Football Awards 2019

Grassroots Football Champions in Huntingdonshire 
recognised in dedicated awards ceremony


Ten exceptional individuals and football clubs were recognised for their footballing
achievements in a dedicated award ceremony at St Neots Town Football Club on Saturday
5th October.

The FA and McDonald’s Grassroots Football Awards 2019 are designed to recognise and
celebrate the work of those individuals and groups that instil The FA’s PRIDE values –
Progressive, Respectful, Inclusive, Determination and Excellent – and make a positive
difference in their club, league or local community.

The Huntingdonshire event was hosted by Hunts FA, the charity responsible for providing
the support structure that enables local players, volunteers, coaches and referees to develop
individually or as part of a club or league.

Following a nominations campaign earlier this year, an independent panel selected by Hunts
FA chose this year's winners based on the demonstrable commitment and impact they have
shown in the grassroots game over the 2018/19 season.

The winners of The FA and McDonald’s Grassroots Football Awards 2019 for Huntingdonshire are:

Grassroots Coach of the Year: Stuart Duncan, Buckden Junior Hawks White u9’s
Grassroots Match Official of the Year: Percy Ronald Parker, Hunts Youth League
Grassroots Groundsman of the Year: Neville Cooper, Eaton Socon Football Club
Rising Star of the Year: Callum Hamilton, Yaxley Falcons FC
Respect Award: Andy White, Priory Parkside Futsal
Supporter of the Year: Lisa Gilbert, Riverside U14 girls, STech League
Volunteer of the Year: Elizabeth ‘Mary’ Sere, Brampton FC

Grassroots Club of the Year: Stanground Sports
Grounds Team of the Year: Gareth Chapman and David Misseldine, St Ives Town FC
Grassroots Project of the Year: Caring Together, The Carers Trust Cambridgeshire

Commenting on this year’s awards winners, Dean Watson, County Secretary at Hunts FA
said: “These Awards provide us with the opportunity to formally recognise and reward the
people, clubs and leagues that deliver grassroots football within Huntingdonshire. Each of
this year’s winners has shown us how much time they dedicate to the game, and together
help in our mission to provide the very best footballing opportunities across the County.”

The Grassroots Football Awards initiative is run nationally by The FA and is supported by
McDonald’s; with Hunts FA working closely with The FA to determine this year’s local

During the ceremony, Hunts FA was also congratulated for winning the Diversity and
Inclusion Award at the Inaugural County FA Recognition Awards earlier this year. The
accolade was awarded to Hunts FA for its Shia Muslim coaches project across the County.