Grassroots heroes recognised at awards ceremony

Celebrating our local Grassroots Football Award winners and highly commended recipients

On Thursday 12th October, grassroots football's finest were recognised at a prestigious awards ceremony at Hillsborough.

The awards, which recognise local winners and highly commended recipients of the England Football Grassroots Football Awards 2023, were presented by BBC Radio Sheffield Sports Editor Andy Giddings.

The local grassroots community made over 160+ nominations across 12 categories earlier in the year, and the winners and highly commended recipients were selected by an independent judging panel.

A video of each individual award winner was shown at the awards ceremony to showcase what makes them deserving award winners. You can view the videos here.

A full list of winners and highly commended can be viewed in the event programme here.

Photographs from the event can be found on our Facebook page - courtesy of Chris Wharton Images.


A certificate and award were presented to each winner and highly commended recipient by Sheffield & Hallamshire County FA Intern Chair Brian Coddington. 

Commenting on the success of the evening, Brian said: "This year's awards ceremony was once again a fantastic evening where we were able to say thank you and show our appreciation to so many outstanding volunteers.

"We can never take for granted the tremendous work that grassroots volunteers do year in, year out. They are the beating heart of grassroots football in our county, and it’s a privilege and an honour to recognise their achievements at these awards.

"Congratulations to all our local winners and highly commended recipients, and I wish you even more future success as you continue to play a critical role in growing the game."

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