Oxfordshire FA Grassroots Football Award Winners

County’s Grassroots Heroes Celebrated at Annual Awards

Oxford United’s Kassam Stadium played host to the 2024 Oxfordshire FA Grassroots Football Awards on Saturday 29 June.

Oxfordshire FA welcomed members of our grassroots football community to Oxford United’s Kassam Stadium on Saturday 29 June, as we marked the end of the 2023-24 season with our annual Grassroots Football Awards ceremony. 

The Oxfordshire FA Grassroots Football Awards celebrate and recognise the hard work, dedication, and impact that the coaches, leagues, clubs, volunteers and officials have on local grassroots football. 

Winners within Oxfordshire are automatically put forward for consideration at a regional level, with regional winners later put forward for a chance to win a national award, presented at the FA Community Shield fixture at Wembley Stadium on the eve of the new season. 

The awards ceremony this year was supporting the Joey Beauchamp Foundation, which was set up earlier this year in memory of Oxford United legend, Joey Beauchamp, and campaigns for the pressing need for mental health support and awareness within communities in Oxfordshire. During the evening, items of memorabilia were auctioned to raise funds for the charity, which is a cause that is very close to all at Oxfordshire FA. 

Those in attendance on Saturday evening were also provided with insight into injury prevention through a talk delivered by Power Up to Play, while Oxfordshire FA was also pleased to welcome representatives from our valued sponsors to the ceremony, who were able to learn first-hand about the brilliance of those involved in our local grassroots game. 

Congratulations to our 2023-24 winners – and a huge thank you to everyone who nominated a league, club, coach, referee or volunteer for this year’s awards.  

All at Oxfordshire FA would also like to thank every single person involved in grassroots football across the county. While our awards celebrate a select few, we value the effort, dedication and input of everyone, who collectively provide opportunities for so many to play, coach, officiate or volunteer within football. 

2023-24 Oxfordshire FA Grassroots Football Award Winners in full… 

County Cups Golden Boot awarded in partnership with Kitlocker.com 

Chloe Forrester of Witney Vikings Wasps U16s 

 
Keeping Football Positive Award awarded in partnership with Esports Media 

Longford Park FC 

 
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Award  

Longford Park FC 

 
Inclusive Project of the Year Award awarded in partnership with 001 Taxis 

Banbury Inclusive Partnership

 
Grounds Team of the Year Award presented in partnership with Fleet Line Markers 

John Atkins (Chinnor FC) 

 
Young Volunteer of the Year Award awarded in partnership with Elite Sportsturf 

Charlie Bell (Garden City FC) 

 
New Volunteer of the Year Award 

Beckie Millward (Ardley United FC)  

 
Volunteer of the Year Award awarded in partnership with New Home Improvement Group 

Sarah De Val (Quarry Rovers) 

 
Coach of the Year Award – Female Pathway presented in partnership with Power Up to Play 

Stuart Rowe (Chesterton FC) 

 
Coach of the Year Award – Male Pathway awarded in partnership with Allmakes 4x4 

Owen Suter (Heyford Park FC) 

 
Coach of the Year Award – Disability Pathway presented in partnership with First for Safety 

Adam Robinson (Bure Park FC) 

 
Match Official of the Year Award presented in partnership with Sportsguard 

Lewis Skinner 

 
Club of the Year Award 

Longford Park FC 

 
The Lioness Award 

David Tandy (Witney Vikings) 

 
The Bobby Moore Award 

Eddie Todd (Ducklington FC) 

 
Congratulations once again to all our winners.