The club would like to congratulate a number of local Stevenage-based winners at the Hertfordshire FA Annual Awards this week.
Representatives from Boro attended Tuesday night's ceremony at Sopwell House in St Albans which featured former Spanish international Gaizka Mendieta and journalist Guillem Balague as guest speakers.
The club, itself formed by volunteers in 1976, recognises the hard work and effort that hundreds of people - many of whom go unheralded - put into local grassroots football. Therefore it would like to applaud all winners from the night, but particularly the following:
Pin Green Juniors' Tony Cary - 40 Years Long Service to Football
Tony has dedicated the last 40 years of his life to Stevenage side Pin Green FC. Currently club chairman, he is involved in all levels of management at the club and is always there for the players if they need him
Bedwell Rangers - FA Charter Standard Development Club of the Year
Bedwell try to ensure everybody comes first. To make this happen, all those involved with the club receive a free CRB check, safeguarding and first aid training. All their coaches opportunities to develop their skills further by offering chances to take part in coaching courses. The club recently joined the CRY campaign, which aims to raise awareness of heart disease and gives all players aged 14+ a free heart scan every 2 years. Club chairman Gary Dempsey said: “It’s fantastic to get this recognition for the work our team of 75 volunteers do throughout the year.
Stevenage Borough Juniors' Brian Mitchell - runner-up in Outstanding Contribution to Community Football category
Brian is a humble man who runs Stevenage Borough Juniors FC, a club of 450 players and 45 teams. He is continually sorting out players, matches and kit for the club, is never off the phone, and has inspired many coaches with his infectious personality.
Photo and winner information supplied by Hertfordshire FA. (Further information on the awards available at www.hertfordshirefa.com)