Hertfordshire FA Community Awards
Outstanding Contribution to Community Football: Peter Malady (Bengeo Tigers FC)
Bengeo Tigers Child Welfare Officer, Peter Malady, was presented with the Outstanding Contribution to Community Football prize after introducing a range of measures to stamp out a previous culture of misconduct at the Hertford based club.
Peter formed a strategy to combat the poor discipline at the club, which included writing Codes of Conduct for players, parents, spectators and coaches. He then communicated his strategy at all levels, holding regular ‘Respect’ briefings.
He also identified age groups and teams where issues persisted, attended games and training sessions as a visible presence. Furthermore, Peter instigated internal discipline panels for all misconduct incidents, with offenders encouraged to attend FA Safeguarding Courses.
Last year Peter was honoured at Wembley FA with the Bobby Moore Respect Award for his exceptional work helping to offer players an experience of football which is fair, safe and enjoyable. He has also been to St George’s Park with Karl Howford over the last 12 months to give a presentation to the FA’s lead Respect Officers.