Volunteer of the Year
Adam is involved with both Bure Park and the BOBi League focusing on disability football. He has set up a disability team at Bure Park after moving to the area and is part of the committee for the BOBi League.
Youth Coach of the Year
Kevin is a coach at Rose Hill as well as being the club chairman. He coaches two teams and supports with three others at the club. He ensures players are fully included in the team - players always have a smile on their face when Kevin is around.
Club of the Year
With around 600 players, AFC Henley are a large club in the county and one that is known for its welcoming attitude. They run mini soccer centres for players aged 5-8 and have a further 29 teams, including a step-in female football team.
Match Official of the Year
Mike is an approachable and enthusiastic referee. He tries to let matches flow and always has a positive attitude. He has time to explain decisions to players and often provides feedback to players and coaches following the game. Away from refereeing fixtures, Mike spends time helping at tournaments and mentoring.
Grassroots Project of the Year
Wheatley Oaks FC
Born during lockdown, Wheatley Oaks is a club for women aged 35+ and were astounded at the response they got to setting up a club. With 92 women signing up for information and regularly maxed-out sessions of 30, the demand has certainly been found in the Wheatley area by Emma and Rebecca.
Spirit of Grassroots Football
Sarah has set up a Cerebral Palsy team at Summertown Stars and seen it go from strength to strength. With 20 players now attending regularly, it’s clear that Sarah has had a huge impact on the individuals that attend. Not only has Sarah won this award, but back in August, she was awarded the Bobby Moore Award at the National FA Grassroots Awards at Wembley.
Congratulations to all winners and we look forward to seeing the work you continue to do in 2022 and beyond!
For more information on the FA Grassroots Awards, please contact Development@OxfordshireFA.com