Wally Goss Award
The Wally Goss Award, dedicated to the memory of Wally, a long time volunteer, and is given for an outstanding contribution to the Amateur FA.
The award can go to an individual, a group or an organisation. It is awarded exceptionally and is recorded on the 'honours board'.
The first winners of the award were the Southern Amateur League (SAL), who in 2008 won the FA National League System Cup - now the Inter League Cup - at the first attempt, defeating the West Midlands League on penalties at the Ricoh Arena and representing England in the 2009 UEFA Regions Cup. Along the way the SAL won many plaudits for their hospitality both on and off the field of play.
More recently, an individual was given the award for his contribution to Amateur FA football as a volunteer, never seeking reward or recognition. He was an important part of the County FA Representative Team physio team, a Board Member, and Secretary and member of the Youth & Safeguarding Committee. For the past 12 months he took on the role of Amateur FA Council Secretary.
It was unanimous when making the decision that the award for 2022 belong to Geoff Salmon for his exceptional contribution to the Amateur FA.
A personal memento was given to Geoff at a small luncheon to commemorate the achievement. Geoff has said how honoured he was to receive the Award, especially in view of its rarity value and felt very humbled.