Neston Nomads Chairman recognised for services to grassroots football
Neston Nomads Chairman Bruce Munnerley has been recognised for his half-century involvement with grassroots football.
He recently received a letter from FA Chairman, Greg Clarke, and was presented with a medallion and lapel pin badge to celebrate the occasion.
Bruce started out as a player, moving between various clubs including Morgan FC, Gayton Athletic, Ellesmere Port Town and the Nomads.
At the end of his playing days, he hung up his boots and joined the Neston Nomads committee.
Like many grassroots volunteers, he turned his hand to a number of different tasks - coach, manager, secretary and then Club Chairman.
He has been instrumental in building the club up from just one team to now 29 junior and four adult teams. Since 2015, the Nomads have also been a Charter Standard Community Club.
Bruce has represented the Nomads on the West Cheshire League Council since he started the club in 1983.
Peter Leay, Neston Nomads Secretary, said: "Bruce has always had a good control of things. He is very communicative and always offers his support to people within the club.
"He has created a legacy at Neston Nomads and is a big part of the local community.
"He has made some difficult decisions, but his hard work has put the club in an extremely good place."
In the last two years, together with Club Secretary Keith Penny, he has also pioneered the creation of a 3G pitch in the heart of Neston.
Bruce epitomises everything that is great about a long-term grassroots volunteer in Cheshire and fully deserves to be recognised by the FA.
We would like to congratulate Bruce for all his hard work.