Last Thursday the Leicestershire and Rutland County FA hosted their recognition awards for 2022. The night celebrate the work various roles do within Football across Leicestershire & Rutland.
The night combined the celebrations of the long service awards and the 2022 Grassroots Awards Winners for Leicestershire & Rutland.
The awards were presented by special guests, Mehmooda Duke current high Sheriff of Leicestershire and 4x World Snooker Champion Mark Selby.
It was great to see familiar and new faces around Holmes Park, celebrating the continuous hard work that is carried out across Leicestershire and Rutland on a daily bases.
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Long Service Award Winners:
15 Years Refereeing
25 Years Refereeing
40 Years Refereeing
25 Years Secretary
Andy Poole (Glenfield Town FC)
Special Recognition Awards
Steve Abson (Gerry Cooper Award)
Grassroots Awards 2022
Michelle Keatman – Grassroots Coach of the Year for Adults
Russell Hibbert – Grassroots Grounds Team of the Year
Carlos Oliveira - Grassroots Volunteer of the Year
Ricki Greatwood – Grassroots Match Official of the Year
Tye Green – Rising Star of the Year
Harborough Town & Borough Alliance – Grassroots Project of the Year
Kirby Muxloe FC – Grassroots Club of the Year
Phil Stockton – The Spirit of Grassroots Football Award
Gary Houston – Grassroots Coach of the Year for Youth