Volunteer Awards

RECOGNISING, rewarding AND CELEBRATING our volunteers

The Hampshire FA Grassroots Football Awards ceremony unites together and recognises our volunteers within the county, the very life-blood at the heart of our game for their commitment, dedication and efforts.  

The ceremony unites all award winners and is a showcase of the talented workforce who dedicate so much of their own time for others to enjoy the beautiful game. This year, Hampshire FA announced the winners for 13 different award categories in front of an audience of 300+ people. Check out their award biographies in the below attachment. Our awards ceremony is a dedicated evening filled with entertainment, designed to make our incredible base of volunteers feel special, rewarded and recognised.

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By Phone: 01256 853000
(8:30am - 5:15pm Monday - Friday)

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I know someone who should be recognised for an award, who do I contact?

Service to Football Award – for members who have served football in the County for 25 years and must have received a Divisional FA Service Award at least one season prior to applying (not required for Referees Service to Football Award nominations). Applications must come from their local Divisional FA within the stipulated time period set by the County FA each season.

Certificate of Commendation – for members who have served an additional 10 years following the presentation of a Hampshire FA Service to Football Award or Referees Service to Football Award.

FA 50 Long Service to Football Award – for members who have served football for 50 years and would be subject to FA approval. Applications must come from their local Divisional FA within the stipulated time period set by the County FA each season.

For Divisional FA contacts:

Grassroots Awards - FAQs

We still want to hear from you! All volunteers can act as an inspiration to others. Ideally, we are looking for people to write a blog post/article that is personalised, helping you to connect with others. Share your story with us and we'll post it on our homepage as well as link it to the volunteer stories page for people to find out more. Contact the team

The Hampshire FA Grassroots Football Awards event is organised by the Business and Marketing department at Hampshire FA. 

Each award category is however overseen by a different staff member at Hampshire FA.

For the Certificate of Commendations, Service to Football Awards (25 years), The FA 50 Year Awards and Referee Service to Football Awards, please contact Darren Parker, Operations Manager: Darren.Parker@HampshireFA.com.

For the Charter Standard Awards, please contact Hampshire FA.

For the Groundsman of the Year Awards and Inclusive Club of the Year Award, please contact Sacha Nicholas, Facilities & Investment Manager: Sacha.Nicholas@HampshireFA.com.

For the Hampshire FA Respect Awards, please contact Ian Binks, County Welfare Officer: Ian.Binks@HampshireFA.com.

For the Hampshire FA Fair Play Awards, please contact Debbie Sowton, Discipline Manager: Debbie.Sowton@HampshireFA.com.

For the Hampshire FA Referee Awards, please contact Andy Moisey, Referee Development Manager: Andy.Moisey@HampshireFA.com.

For the Hampshire FA Walking Football Club of the year Award, please contact Flo Lunn, Recreational Football Development Officer: Flo.Lunn@HampshireFA.com.

For the Southampton Solent University Group Project Awards & Football Future Award, please contact Chris Smith, Football Development Manager: Chris.Smith@HampshireFA.com.

For The FA Hall of Fame Award, please contact Neil Cassar,CEO: Neil.Cassar@HampshireFA.com


The next Hampshire FA Grassroots Football annual awards ceremony is planned to take place in June 2022. Please direct any enquiries to Awards@HampshireFA.com

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