Bedfordshire FA shortlisted for two County FA Recognition Awards

The County FA has been shortlisted for both the Special Recognition and Employee Wellbeing & Engagement categories.

The Awards, which will be announced at Wembley Stadium connected by EE on Thursday 23 November 2023, 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 242 submissions have been entered from the 50 County FAs operating across England, highlighting continuous improvements and showcasing how they are innovating to improve grassroots football and increase participation across all levels of the game. 

The twelve categories which will be recognised at the awards were: 

Brand Engagement
Coach Development
Employee Wellbeing & Engagement
Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
Facility Development
Football Development
Positive Football Environment
Referee Development
Special recognition
Women & Girls
Youth Engagement

Bedfordshire FA has made the final shortlist for the Employee Wellbeing & Engagement and the Special Recognition categories.

The FA’s Head of Operations for Grassroots Football, Tim Foster added: 

“I’d like to congratulate the Bedfordshire FA in making the final shortlist for the Employee Wellbeing & Engagement
and Special Recognition categories 
and all of the other shortlisted County FAs in what has been a record-breaking number of submissions this year. 

It has been fantastic to see such a strong selection of programmes and projects entered across the twelve categories, and we look forward to hosting our County FAs at Wembley Stadium in November to thank them for all they do in serving our national game.”

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