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Grassroots heroes honoured

Cambs FA announced their Grass Roots Heroes of 2014. Wisbech Town Acorns FC were nominated and won the Charter Standard Club Award.

Cambs FA announced their Grass Roots Heroes of 2014. Wisbech Town Acorns FC were nominated and won the Charter Standard Club Award.

Fenland is celebrating after scooping three out of the eight 2014 Cambridgeshire County FA Community Awards.

The grassroots football heroes are now shortlisted for regional FA Community Awards, presented by McDonald’s.

The local winners, who have been recognised for their commitment to grassroots football and were selected by a panel of local county FA and McDonald’s representatives following a public nomination period, are: Outstanding Contribution to Community Football – Martin Holmes, Wisbech St Mary FC; FA Charter Standard Club Award – Wisbech Town Acorns FC; Volunteer of the Year Award – Katie Conyard, March Soccer School FC.

Vice-chairman of Wisbech Town Acorns FC Kelley Lewis said: “We are really pleased to be recognised for our hard work and dedication over the past 12 months. We are fully committed to raising standards in grassroots football and maintaining our ethos of developing children of all ages regardless of ability.

“All of our coaches are FA licensed and committed to taking on extra personal development. Congratulations to all the volunteers, players, parents and supporters!”

The news came just days after Acorns U16s won the Cambridge & District Colts League Division D.

Acorns needed a win against Isleham to secure the league title, which they did by two points.

They did this the hard way, being 1-0 down at half-time.

However second half goals from Charlie Talmage and Antonio Matos secured the three points and the title with a 2-1 win.

Manager Karl Fielding said: “It was too close for comfort! Whoever would have won this game would have won the league. If we lost we would have come third.

“We were on the main pitch at Wisbech Town and we must have had over 150 people turn up. We couldn’t believe it.”

To find out more about the awards, visit: www.TheFA.com/YourGame or www.cambridgeshirefa.com

 

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