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Essex Football volunteers recognised at awards evening

Updated: Aug 7



Developing Football for Everyone

Grassroots Game Under the Spotlight at Annual Event


Praise will be heaped upon scores of local football volunteers when they’ll be recognised for decades of service, fair play and dedication at the Essex County FA’s annual Awards Evening on Tuesday 30th July.


Accolades such as the FA McDonald’s Grassroots Football Awards and mementoes for community activities will be handed out at Chelmsford City Racecourse to members of the grassroots community, whose efforts keep the game alive at the lower levels.

They’ll be treated to fun activities, a meal and a special ceremony supported by Hospital Radio Chelmsford to add to the prestige. Award categories which will be recognised on the night, which will be presented by Sir Trevor Brooking, include:


  • FA and McDonald’s Grassroots Football Awards

  • Groundsman of the Year Award

  • Fair Play Award

  • Exemplary Service (20 Years) Awards

  • Outstanding Service (30 Years) Awards

  • #CelebrateEssex Volunteer Awards


The event will be hosted by Sam Jenkins and Andy Holmes both presenters from Hospital Radio Chelmsford. The sound crew will be headed by Paul Morrish also from Hospital Radio Chelmsford.


To get involved in grassroots Essex football, visit www.essexfa.com. Links to photos from the Awards Evening can be found on Facebook after the event by searching for ‘EssexFootball’ and details about the local game are also shared on Twitter at @EssexCountyFA.






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