Cheshire County FA will consider for recommendation to The FA nominations from District Associations, Leagues, Full and Associate Member Clubs in respect of any participant who has contributed 50 years continuous service to football in Cheshire.
Long Service Awards
The Association will recognise the completion of 21 years continuous service by serving Officers by the 1 June in any year of the following:
- Full Member Clubs
- Associate Member Clubs
- Sanctioned Leagues
Officers within the above categories who satisfy the criterion should be drawn to the attention of the County Association's Chief Executive by 1 June following the completion of 21 years continuous service.
Any Officer of a District Association qualifies under this section provided that s/he has completed 21 years continuous service as a recognised Officer of that Association. Those qualifying should be drawn to the attention of the County Association's Chief Executive by 1 June following the completion of 21 years continuous service.
Approved nominees will receive a suitably inscribed rose bowl, as a memento in recognition of the service given to football in Cheshire, either at the Annual General Meeting or another suitable occasion following the completion of 21 years continuous service. The recipient will also receive a gift of their choosing, the cost of which should not exceed £125.
Any person in any of the above categories should receive only one such County award eg a District Association Secretary who completes 21 years continuous service in that post and also completes 21 years service as a Member of the Cheshire County FA Council.
Special Awards (A framed certificate plus an inscribed memento)
Sanctioned Leagues and Full and Associate Member Clubs may recommend to the Directors, through their District Association, that a Special Award be made to:
i) A member of a Sanctioned League who has completed 35 years service
ii) A member of a Full or Associate Member Club who has completed 35 years service
iii) A member of a District Association who has completed 35 years service
iv) A match official who has completed 35 years of officiating in football in Cheshire by the 1 June in any year subject to that person not having received an Award under (A) above.
Awards made by District Associations
District Associations are encouraged to recognised Long Service achieved by:
i) Its Officers and Council Members
ii) Secretaries of Affiliated District Member Clubs (other than Full or Associate Members) who have completed 21 years continuous service by 1 June in any year
iii) Any Officer or member of a Club who has completed 35 years continuous service with that Club
It is recommended that these Awards be presented at the District Association's AGM.
District Associations can request a contribution, currently £25 per Award, in respect of their Awards subject to the value of the Award being at least £50.
To view a list of previous Cheshire FA County Long Service Award winners click HERE.