LEAGUE REcEIvE GOld AWARd AT WEMblEY
The Kent County Football League have been named national winner in the FA Respect Awards. They received the Gold Award in the National League System League Steps 5-7, two years on from being Silver Award recipients. In a letter to the league, FA Chairman Greg Dyke said: “This award recognises your exceptional work to offer an experience of football which is fair, safe and enjoyable. “It recognises the standards that you have set and maintained in your competition and I am delighted that the FA has had an opportunity to reward you for your commitment and energy”. League chairman Cyril Windiate received the award at Wembley Stadium at the Community Shield game between Arsenal and Manchester City at Wembley on Sunday. Officials also took part in a film for the FA Respect awards ceremony which was featured on the big screen.
Ashford United’s Andy Irvine and Kieran Byrne congratulate Gary Clarke (centre) after one of the captain’s goals against Fisher
Kent County League chairman Cyril Windiate (second left) celebrates winning the FA Gold Award. Also pictured are Fabio Rossi (clubs representative), secretary Gavin Hoare and referees representative Keith Wenham