FA Grassroots Football Awards

Grassroots Football Awards

On Monday 20th September, Cheshire FA hosted our Grassroots Football Awards which celebrated the two previous seasons.

The evening presented an incredibly important opportunity, where we were able to recognise some of the wonderful people and projects that make a huge difference for football in Cheshire.

The evening, supported by Cheshire FA staff and our Chairman, Dave Edmunds, was well attended, with winners celebrated from all over the county.

Cheshire FA’s CEO, Steve Smithies, said: “It is so important to recognise the great work that goes on in the county.

"After a really testing time for football and society, it was truly inspiring to meet our winners in person. Congratulations to all of our winners, and our heartfelt thanks to them and all of our grassroots football volunteers, who work so hard to make the game in Cheshire great.”

Please take a look below to view our full list of winners and a series of photos from the night.

Award Winners - 2020

  • Grassroots Club of the Year – Sandbach United
  • Grassroots Coach of the Year – Youth – Tony Mitchell
  • Grassroots Coach of the Year – Adult – Dave Atkinson
  • Volunteer of the Year – Maggie Vickers
  • Grassroots Project of the Year – Joel Kelly
  • Rising Star of the Year – Saeed Ibrahimi
  • Grassroots Match Official of the Year – Darren Bowden
  • Grassroots League of the Year – Cheshire Ability Counts League


Award Winners - 2021

  • Grassroots Coach of the Year – Adult – Jack Norbury
  • Grassroots Coach of the Year – Youth – Garry Phillips
  • Grassroots Club of the Year – Govan Athletic
  • Grassroots Volunteer of the Year – Mike Evans
  • The Spirit of the Grassroots Football Award - Jim Reeves
  • Grassroots Project of the Year – Steve Parker