Long Service Awards

Grassroots Heroes Receive Long Service Awards

Ten-Year Mementoes Presented at Women’s Cup Final

Many of our Ten-Year Long Service Award winners received mementoes pitchside before the recent BBC Essex Women’s Cup Final at Dagenham & Redbridge FC.

We were pleased to welcome special guests from the grassroots football community and thank these dedicated individuals for their commitment to supporting, developing and facilitating football, enabling children and adults to enjoy their football journeys. The grassroots heroes received a round of applause as Essex County FA Director, Sheryl MacRae, presented awards to:

Jim Beaumont (Dagenham United FC)
Ernie Franklin (South-East Essex Primary Mini-Soccer League)
Lee Markwick (Referee)
Tracey Richardson (FC Redwing)
Steve Richardson (FC Redwing)
Karen Rothon (Dagenham United FC)
Brian Taylor (Referee)

Hashtag United beat Billericay Town 7-2 in the final on Thursday 11th April at the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham Stadium. Also receiving Ten-Year Awards in 2024 are:

Steven Abbott (Fairfax Saxons FC)
David Bird (Academy Soccer YFC)
Michelle Bird (Academy Soccer YFC)
Alfie Debono (Basildon Referees Association)
Tom Eede (Rochford Town Sports & Social FC)
Robert Giles (Referee)
Colin Jopling (FC Redwing)
Steve Kemp (Corinthians FC)
Charlie Roberts (Thurrock Referees Association)
Terry Scudder (Hawkwell Athletic FC)
Jack J Smith (Concord Rangers FC)
Paul Stratton (Basildon Referees Association)

Lana Gillard, Essex County FA Football Development Officer, was delighted to recognise the winners, commenting: “It’s always a positive time of year when we get to present awards to deserving volunteers. There are countless individuals who should be highlighted across the county, so we’re thrilled to give local volunteers the praise they deserve.”

If you’d like to join the team and become a volunteer in grassroots Essex football, browse the 'Volunteers' menu above to find out more. You can also interact with @EssexCountyFA on Twitter/X and search for ‘EssexFootball’ on Facebook.

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