Lincolnshire Football Association has received the Football Development Award at the 2022 County FA Recognition Awards for its CP and Frame Football Nomination.
The Awards, which were hosted at Wembley Stadium connected by EE, recognise and endorse the best projects, products and services delivered by County FAs over the past season while sharing best practice and learnings from around the country.
A record breaking 235 submissions were entered from the 50 County FAs operating across England, highlighting continuous improvements and showcasing how they are innovating to improve football and increase participation across all levels of the game.
Lincolnshire FA was handed the Football Development Award for developing and sustaining two new recreational football centres for young players with Cerebral Palsy. The project identified a need for impairment specific football opportunities for those with Cerebral Palsy and similar impairments, and worked with stakeholders to grow new opportunities.
Nick Hanson, CEO of Lincolnshire FA, said: “Great work happens here at Lincolnshire Football Association and to be nominated twice is a fantastic achievement. Furthermore, to ultimately be selected as the winner of such a prestigious award is a testament to the team we have.”
Jordan Mason, Disability and Inclusion Football Development Officer at Lincolnshire FA, said: “It is fantastic to see such a great project recognised at a national level. I’d like to give a huge thanks going to Rich at CP Sport, Sophie and all the team at Little Victories in the Community, Dean and all the team at Sleaford Town, and Katie and the physiotherapy network at Lincolnshire NHS Trust.”
The FA’s Director of Football Development, James Kendall added: “It gives us great pleasure to recognise and reward our County FAs and I want to thank each and every one of them for the vital work they deliver across their local communities, ensuring we continue to develop, promote and protect the game so it can be enjoyed by everyone, regardless of age, background or ability.
"I’d like to congratulate Lincolnshire FA in winning the Football Development Award, and all of the other County FAs for their dedication and achievements over the past two seasons.”
For more information on the projects that Lincolnshire FA had shortlisted within the Football Development Category at the County FA Recognition Awards, please see below:
CP FOOTBALL PROJECT
WALKING FOOTBALL PROJECT