The 2015 National Grass Roots Club Of The Year
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Hat-Trick of Awards for Bengeo Tigers
Outstanding Contribution to Community Football: Peter Malady
Charter Standard Community Club of the Year: Bengeo Tigers FC
The 2015 National Grass Roots Club Of The Year: Bengeo Tigers FC
Firstly the 2014 Bobby Moore Award Winner, our Welfare Officer Peter Malady picked up 1st Place in the Hertfordshire FA Awards in the category Outstanding Contribution to Youth Football. We know Peter works tirelessly in promoting the Club as a fair and safe environment for children and younbg people to learn the game so the award is a fitting tribute to the work Peter does at the Club.
Having only been a Community Charter Standard Club for 12 months we were delighted as a Club to collect 1st place in the Hertfordshire Community Charter Standard Club of the Year 2015.
Though nothing prepared us for what was about to happen. Following the two Hertfordshire Community Awards we were contacted the following day by the Football Association to inform us that we had been awarded 1st place in the 2015 National FA Grass Roots Club of the Year. To be named 2015 Grass Roots Club of the Year in a Country with 37,000 Youth Clubs is a real honour and testament to the years of work by volunteers at Bengeo Tigers. What is more remarkable is that this is the first time that such a reward has been won by any Club in Hertfordshire.
Club Officials will travel to Wembley in August and collect the award at the 2015 Community Shield between Arsenal and Chelsea.
A remarkable achievement for a remarkable Club.
Well done to everyone involved at Bengeo Tigers FC
Extract from Herts FA.com
“… Arsenal and England legend, Faye White MBE, was guest of honour on the evening, and presented the Hertfordshire FA Community Award winners with their prizes.
Currently commentating on the FIFA Women’s World Cup for the BBC and Sky, White spoke to the audience about her journey from grassroots to captaining England & Arsenal Ladies, whilst The FA Women’s Cup also made a last minute journey to The County Ground for the Community Award Winners to see on a great evening in Letchworth.
Hosting the Community Awards was Peter King, CEO of the Hertfordshire FA who was quick to comment on the inspiring commitment of the volunteers in the county:
“We know how much work goes into football on a weekly basis and The FA Community Awards supported by McDonalds allow us the opportunity to say thank you to those grassroots heroes that dedicate so much time to the game across Hertfordshire.”
Following a two month long nomination period, this year’s winners were selected for their invaluable commitment to the grassroots game week in, week out.”