McDonald's Community Football Awards 2017 - Regional Award Winners

For 10 years the FAW, FAW Trust and McDonald’s have been running the Welsh Community Football Awards to recognise those who dedicate their time, effort and hard work into grassroots football throughout Wales.

Once again, hundreds of people in Wales have nominated their grassroots heroes, across a number of regions and categories. As a result, we're happy to announce that this year’s Regional Winners are:

Club of the Year:

  • Berriew FC Juniors - CWFA
  • Coed Eva Athletic FC - Gwent FA
  • Llandudno Junction FC - NWCFA
  • Brickfield Rangers - NEWFA
  • Baglan BGC - SWFA
  • Talycopa - WWFA

Community Coach of the Year:

  • Julie Christopher - CWFA
  • Matthew Pinchard - Gwent FA
  • Jared Hughes - NWCFA
  • Andrew Ruscoe - NEWFA
  • Simon Grist - SWFA
  • Jason Thomas - WWFA

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Grassroots Impact Award:

  • Paul Inns - CWFA
  • George Street Primary School - Gwent FA
  • Meirion Wiliams - NWCFA
  • Wrexham DSA - NEWFA
  • Richard Brown - SWFA
  • Neyland Pirates - WWFA

Lifetime Achievement Award:

  • Jeff Thomas - Gwent FA
  • David Hughes - NWCFA
  • Patricia Farrow - SWFA
  • Angela Nicholls - WWFA

Performance Development Coach of the Year:

  • Gareth Watkins - CWFA
  • Mykee Jenkins - Gwent FA
  • Thomas Allman - NEWFA
  • Michael Szalkowski - SWFA
  • Andy Jones - WWFA

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Young Volunteer of the Year:

  • Katie Christopher - CWFA
  • Declan Rawlings - Gwent FA
  • Owain Locke - SWFA
  • Pedr Davies - WWFA

Volunteer of the Year:

  • Kelly Midmore - CWFA
  • Michael Gwillim - Gwent FA
  • Robert Parry - NWCFA
  • Ashley Edwards - NEWFA
  • Claire Humphreys - SWFA
  • Emily Ardran - WWFA

All regional winners, apart from the Volunteer of the Year category, will now be put forward to our national panel, which includes Wales manager Chris Coleman and his assistant Osian Roberts.

They will decide our national winners over the coming weeks.

The Volunteer of the Year category is now known as the ‘People’s Award’. This gives the Welsh public a say in which grassroots football hero deserves to be crowned the national winner as this is decided by an online voting system.

Voting for the award is now open until 6th August. The nominee who gets the most votes will be announced as the People’s Award winner at the National Awards Ceremony on Saturday 2 September at the Cardiff City Stadium alongside all other National Award Winners.

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