Today we are proud to announce Norfolk's winners of The FA & McDonald's Grassroots Football Awards 2022.
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 70 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 – Martham FC
Coach of the Year (Youth Teams) – Chelsea Brister
Highly commended: Karl Barnard
Coach of the Year (Adult Teams) – Neil Jarvis
Grounds Team of the Year – Peter Goodfellow & David Todd
Highly commended: Richard Brandowski
League of the Year – Norfolk & Suffolk Youth League
Highly commended: Norfolk Combined Youth League & North West Norfolk League
Match Official of the Year – Rob Bunting
Project of the Year – New Routes
Rising Star of the Year – Francesca Catchpole
Volunteer of the Year – Tanya Pitt
Highly commended: Gary Howes
Spirit of Grassroots Football Award – Gabby Evbota
Highly commended: Costessey Sports FC
All winners will be invited to an Awards Evening early in the 2022-23 football season, details of which will be announced in due course.