Scottish FA Grassroots Awards
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People's Choice Award 2017

Three grassroots heroes have been shortlisted for the 2017 People's Award for their services to grassroots football.  Voting is now closed.

JANE LAVERY Award: Best Volunteer in Girls' and Women's Football - West Region Club: Pollok United Soccer Academy Jane runs the under 9 & 11s girls teams at Pollok United Soccer Academy in addition to assisting with the disability group. She regularly sacrifices her own time to travel considerable distances to facilitate coaching sessions. Always looking for innovative ways to grow the academies, Jane is a role model to all volunteers at the club. Jane has created a legacy for future young girls to have a pathway into football regardless of their ability.    

JANE LAVERY

Award: Best Volunteer in Girls' and Women's Football - West Region
Club: Pollok United Soccer Academy

Jane runs the under 9 & 11s girls teams at Pollok United Soccer Academy in addition to assisting with the disability group. She regularly sacrifices her own time to travel considerable distances to facilitate coaching sessions. Always looking for innovative ways to grow the academies, Jane is a role model to all volunteers at the club. Jane has created a legacy for future young girls to have a pathway into football regardless of their ability.

 

 

Find out more about Jane and her story.

KEVIN O'NEIL Award: Best Volunteer in Youth Football - South West Region Club: Blantyre Soccer Academy Kevin O’Neil is the Head of Academy, with approximately 400 registered players, overseeing all football matters for the full pathway from 2012's to Amateur team and a Disability Section. He has been one of the main driving forces behind the Academy’s success, which has seen them win the Community Club of the Year at last year’s Awards and successfully secured funding for the Academy to appoint a part time Administrator and Business Development Manager. Kevin also organises the Annual Reamonn Gormley Festival, which attracts over 4000 players over two weekends.

KEVIN O'NEIL

Award: Best Volunteer in Youth Football - South West Region
Club: Blantyre Soccer Academy

Kevin O’Neil is the Head of Academy, with approximately 400 registered players, overseeing all football matters for the full pathway from 2012's to Amateur team and a Disability Section. He has been one of the main driving forces behind the Academy’s success, which has seen them win the Community Club of the Year at last year’s Awards and successfully secured funding for the Academy to appoint a part time Administrator and Business Development Manager. Kevin also organises the Annual Reamonn Gormley Festival, which attracts over 4000 players over two weekends.

Find out more about Kevin and his story.

PHIL HOPE Award: Best Volunteer in Youth Football - East Region Club: Carnoustie Panmure FC Phil is the Chairman of Carnoustie Panmure FC and a passionate coach within the club’s U17s youth section. His many achievements in 2016/17 include combining four separate clubs to create one community club; securing reaccreditation at Legacy level; creating an off-field mental health football programme in partnership with Alzheimers Scotland, successfully campaigning for additional facilities under Community Asset Transfer, including grass pitches and a floodlit astroturf pitch; started an over 35s team, walking football team and women’s walking netball team, among others.

PHIL HOPE

Award: Best Volunteer in Youth Football - East Region
Club: Carnoustie Panmure FC

Phil is the Chairman of Carnoustie Panmure FC and a passionate coach within the club’s U17s youth section. His many achievements in 2016/17 include combining four separate clubs to create one community club; securing reaccreditation at Legacy level; creating an off-field mental health football programme in partnership with Alzheimers Scotland, successfully campaigning for additional facilities under Community Asset Transfer, including grass pitches and a floodlit astroturf pitch; started an over 35s team, walking football team and women’s walking netball team, among others.

Find out more about Phil and his story.

VOTING IS NOW CLOSED.