Today we are proud to announce Norfolk's winners of The FA & McDonald's Grassroots Football Awards 2021.
Without the commitment of our army of volunteers, clubs and leagues in Norfolk would struggle to survive and it is the dedication and enthusiasm of such individuals that makes the game so special.
After receiving over 100 nominations over a six week period, an independent judging panel selected winners and highly commended awards across ten different categories and those in receipt of an award were informed via letter this week.
The winners of this year's awards are as follows:
Club of the Year – King’s Lynn Community FC
Coach of the Year (Youth Teams) – Dan Henry
Coach of the Year (Adult Teams) – Martin Francis
Grounds Team of the Year – Nigel Armes
Highly commended: Tim Hales
League of the Year – Central & South Norfolk League
Match Official of the Year – Ryan Starkey
Project of the Year – UEA – Paul Neary
Rising Star of the Year – Luke Fossett
Highly commended: Madelaine Pitt
Volunteer of the Year – Philip Yates
Highly commended: Shane Fish & Duane James
Spirit of Grassroots Football Award – Costessey Sports U10 Eagles
Highly commended: Tim Sadler
All winners, alongside the 2020 winners, will be invited to an Awards Evening early in the 2021-22 football season, subject to government restrictions. Details will be announced in due course.