Hampshire Football Association [FA] has been successfully shortlisted for four awards at the 2022 County FA Recognition Awards.
The Awards, which will be announced at Wembley Stadium connected by EE on Thursday 15 September 2022, recognise and endorse the best projects, products and services delivered by County FAs over the past two seasons while sharing best practice and learnings from around the country.
A record-breaking 235 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 eleven categories which will be recognised at the awards are:
- Brand Engagement
- Coach Development
- Digital Engagement
- Employee Engagement
- Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
- Football Development
- Insight & Data
- Special recognition
- Women & Girls
- Youth Engagement
Hampshire FA has made the final shortlist for the following projects:
- Brand Engagement - Using Facilities to Increase Brand Engagement (Find Out More)
- Coach Development - Diversity Workshops for Coaches (Find Out More)
- Employee Engagement - Staff Football Team & World Mental Health Day Tournament (Find Out More)
- Partnership - Hampshire FA Academy (Find Out More)
Hampshire FA CEO, Neil Cassar, said: "Everyone at Hampshire FA is incredibly proud to be able to continually deliver projects that make a positive difference within the local grassroots football community. Across 235 nominations from 50 County FAs, only 44 nominations have been shortlisted for awards. For Hampshire FA to have 4 nominations shortlisted, this is a huge achievement that evidences the exceptional projects and services our workforce is providing Hampshire’s grassroots football community.
"As a forward-thinking organisation, we strive to develop our offerings to ensure that we best support needs of the local community, as well as The FA’s National Game Strategy. We look forward to providing further-enhanced projects and services in the near future."
The FA’s Head of Operations for Grassroots Football, Tim Foster added: “I’d like to congratulate Hampshire FA in making the final shortlist for the Brand Engagement, Coach Development, Employee Engagement and Partnership categories at this year's County FA Recognition Awards, as well as all of the other County FAs for their excellent submissions which are testament to their dedication and achievements over the past two seasons.
“The long-standing partnership between the FA and County FAs is a crucial part of our long-term strategy for grassroots football. The partnership is committed to serving those that participate and are involved in the game, and providing the leadership needed to ensure future generations continue to enjoy and benefit from our national game.
“We look forward to recognising and rewarding our County FAs at Wembley Stadium in September and thanking each and every one of them for the vital work they deliver across their local communities.”
For more information on the work of County FAs, visit: https://www.englandfootball.com/explore/county-football-associations