Three regional award winners in Cheshire

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Cheshire grassroots heroes named regional winners of 2017 FA McDonald's Community Awards.

Three local grassroots champions from across Cheshire have been named as this year's North-West regional winners of The FA Community Awards, presented by McDonald's.

Paul Graham of the Chester and Wirral Football League, Wesley Ratcliff of Benchill Celtic JFC and Timperley FC have been recognised for their commitment to grassroots football at a regional level after being judged by a panel of Regional FA and McDonald’s representatives.

Steve Stewart, Cheshire FA Chief Executive Officer said: "It is a great honour to have Paul, Wesley and Timperley represent Cheshire as regional winners, we are extremely proud of them."

"To have three North-West regional winners across a total seven categories is truly inspiring and a great reflection of the astounding work that is being carried out by everybody involved in the grassroots game in the county on a weekly basis."

The 2017 North-West regional winners from Cheshire:

  • Outstanding Contribution to Community Football - Paul Graham (Chester & Wirral Football League)
  • Coach of the Year Award - Wesley Ratcliff (Benchill Celtic JFC)
  • The FA Charter Standard Club Award - Timperley FC

McDonald's has been a Community Partner with The FA for 13 years, during which time thousands of clubs have benefitted from this partnership. Working with The FA for the next four years, McDonald's will be giving over 4,500 FA Charter Standard clubs with a junior team, the opportunity to order a brand new strip each season until 2018.

For more information on the FA McDonald's Community Awards please go to: www.mcdonalds.co.uk/betterplay

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