The Amateur FA has been successfully shortlisted for the Coach Development award at the 2023 County FA Recognition Awards for its Coaching Grassroots Adult Football CPD.
The Awards, which will be announced at Wembley Stadium connected by EE on Thursday 23 November 2023, recognise and endorse the best projects, products and services delivered by County FAs over the past season while sharing best practice and learnings from around the country.
A record breaking 242 submissions have been entered from the 50 County FAs operating across England, highlighting continuous improvements and showcasing how they are innovating to improve grassroots football and increase participation across all levels of the game.
The twelve categories which will be recognised at the awards were:
- Brand Engagement
- Coach Development
- Employee Wellbeing & Engagement
- Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
- Facility Development
- Football Development
- Positive Football Environment
- Referee Development
- Special recognition
- Women & Girls
- Youth Engagement
The Amateur FA has made the final shortlist for the Coach Development award for its Coaching Grassroots Adult Football CPD. Devised within the County FA, the coaching CPD was purposefully formulated to be relevant to those running adult, grassroots football teams, whether they have an FA qualification or not. As a County FA that works exclusively in the adult, open-age game, the CPD was therefore very much built with our clubs in mind.
Jason Kilby, CEO of the Amateur FA said: "We are very proud to be nominated for the County FA Recognition Awards in the Coach Development category. The Coaching Grassroots Adult Football CPD was a project that we identified because we felt that there wasn’t a suitable offer available for those participants within the game. To see the efforts of the Amateur FA Development team to successfully bring it to fruition and to now be recognised nationally is extremely pleasing. We look forward to attending the awards event and wish the best of luck to all of the other County FA’s nominated.”
The FA’s Head of Operations for Grassroots Football, Tim Foster added: “I’d like to congratulate the Amateur FA in making the final shortlist for the Coach Development award and all of the other shortlisted County FAs in what has been a record-breaking number of submissions this year.
It has been fantastic to see such a strong selection of programmes and projects entered across the twelve categories, and we look forward to hosting our County FAs at Wembley Stadium in November to thank them for all they do in serving our national game.”