It is pleasing to share that Woodley United FC was presented with the WBSC Service to Sport in the Community (Club) award for 2017 at the awards evening held on 24th November 2017 at Bulmershe School, Woodley. This is the third time the award has been won in four years and is a tremendous testament to all involved in providing football.
The award citation shared with the audience prior to making the award read:
- Provides male and female football from preschool mini-kickers to open age with a total of 34 teams that includes a veterans’ team.
- Significant growth in the number of mini-kickers – u9 children involved with the club which helps develop their inter social skills and well-being.
- Encouraged our year 12 players to become involved in coaching younger ager groups thus developing their own inter-personal skills.
- Provides lunch time football sessions to year 2 pupils in a local school.
- Working with Reading Referees’ Association to provide mentoring for newly qualified referees.
- Works with Sport in Mind to provide football for their members.
- Works with Me2 Club to enable children & young people with additional needs & disabilities partake in football.
- Works with Lily-May Page Arrhythmia Alliance who provided a defib for club’s Bulmershe Pavilion headquarters.
- Delivered a football festival for girls throughout July 2017 to raise female awareness and participation in the sport.
- Raises awareness of football in the community via social media, stall at Woodley Carnival and member of Woodley Business Club.
In addition to this award the club also received nominations in the following categories:
Updated 19:28 - 1 Dec 2017 by Mark Rozzier
- Volunteer of the Year: Stephen Moody
- Unsung Hero: Nuno Antunes
- Team of the Year: Woodley United FC Saturday Men’s 1st team
- Coach of the Year: Michael Herbert