Earlier this year Sheffield & Hallamshire FA asked you to nominate clubs, leagues and individuals from the grassroots football community for a number of awards in the annual FA Community Football Awards.
We are delighted to announce the 2012 Sheffield & Hallamshire FA winners in the following categories:
Outstanding Contribution to Community Football Award – Allen Bethel (Stocksbridge Park Steels)
The FA Community Club of the Year Award – Bessacarr FC
The FA Development Club of the Year Award – Treeton Terriers
The FA Charter Standard Club of the Year Award – Wombwell Junior Football Club
Volunteer of the Year Award – Joanne Hannah – Hallamshire Boys FC
Young Volunteer of the Year Award – Andrew Whitaker – Rotherham United Community Sports Trust
Coach of the Year Award – Phil Hollinger – Blyth Bombers
The FA Charter Standard League of the Year Award – Rosehill Press Sheffield & District Junior Sunday League
The Awards, which are run by the FA and its community partner McDonald's, aim to recognise and reward grassroots clubs and volunteers across the country as the unsung heroes of grassroots football in communities across England.
Our county awards winners were then considered for regional awards and we are very pleased to announce that Wombwell Juniors (Charter Standard Club) and the Rosehill Press Sheffield & District Junior Sunday League (Charter Standard League) are the winners of their respective categories for Yorkshire and the North East.
Both will now be considered for national honours by a panel of judges selected by the Football Association.
Sheffield & Hallamshire FA Chairman Brian Jones said: "Grassroots football is at the heart of the national game and every week across the country people dedicate their time and energy to providing a professional, fun and rewarding football experience for the local community.
"We are delighted to announce this years winners. The FA and McDonald's have recognised these clubs and individuals by awarding them with the Community Awards and I believe this is a great opportunity for us to celebrate the dedication and commitment shown by clubs, coaches, players and volunteers across the UK.
“Fingers crossed we get some national winners from our region."
All the winners will received their awards at a awards evening to be held soon, more news to follow.
Sheffield & Hallamshire FA would like to congratulate this year’s FA Community Awards winners and recognise the tremendous work they do to develop grassroots football for their communities and beyond.