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Nominations open for the 2016/17 Bracknell Football Awards

Know a volunteer, player or even a referee who deserves a bit of plaudits? Then get their names submitted..

When Darrell and I setup FootballinBracknell over a year ago now it was with a view to celebrating the great and good of local football in Bracknell and the surrounding area, whether it is men’s, women’s, youth or junior level.

We tried running an awards programme last season but given we’d only been running a matter of months – not enough of you knew about us! Hopefully with a full season behind us we’ll be deluged with responses.

We’ve cobbled together a few categories for you to nominate in BUT we’ll only carry a category forward for judging if we have a minimum of four nominations in it.

Bracknell Town FC celebrate with the County Cup. Photo: Richard Claypole.

Bracknell Town FC celebrate with the County Cup. Photo: Richard Claypole.

Rules
Nominations will be open until midday Friday 21st May 2017. We will then put these before a panel of judges for a decision and announce the winners shortly after. We will accept nominations for people out of area, the only prerequisite is that the reason for nomination is that it must be because of an affiliation with a club we cover from the Hellenic League down to the Bracknell Sunday League. We will present FiB certificates to the winners.

Due to difficulties in obtaining permissions under child protection laws we won’t consider any player under the age of 16 for nomination in any of the categories.

So without further ado, here are the categories (and scroll to the bottom for the nomination form):

Player of the Season

Easy to explain this. Who has been the best player you’ve watched or played with locally this season?

Young Player of the Season

As above but limited to players between the ages of 16 and 21.

Referee of the Season

It’s a cliché, but being a referee is a bit of a thankless task but the reality is we wouldn’t have a game without them. So tell us who has been a top notch referee this season.

Best website or internet presence

We know only too well how valuable the club or league website has become. We also understand how much time it takes keeping the darn things up to date, so tell us which website has impressed you this season! This could also be an impressive club or league social media account.

Volunteer of the Season

There wouldn’t be a football scene in Bracknell without these men and women who’s efforts go largely unsung. Whether they are managing an under 11s or jumping on a tractor to cut the grass and paint lines. We want to hear about these people!

Best photo of the Season

We have some great photographers sharing photos with us, but is there one that stands out? Are there images that we’ve not seen? Let us know – and don’t forget to include a link.

Ascot United vs Longlevens AFC. Photo: Mark Pugh.

One of our favourites this season from Ascot United vs Longlevens AFC. Photo: Mark Pugh.

Goal of the Season

This one is only going to work if we can see video clips, so if you want to nominate a goal make sure you have a link to the video!

Manager of the Season

Some managers are volunteers. Other managers do it as a second career. It depends on the level, this award celebrates the art of managing a football team. Did your gaffer save you from relegation, did you runaway with the league or have they just helped you improve your game personally?

Best pitch or ground

Where have you been this season? Where have you played that has impressed you? Maybe it’s a non-league ground or a particularly well kept council pitch. Let us know.

Supporter of the season

Clubs supporters at this level are to be treated like gold dust. Is there one who’s followed your side home and away come rain or shine? Perhaps they’ve simply backed the team to the hilt all year.

Single outstanding contribution

Not everyone can commit a season to a club, but they can create one outstanding moment of contribution. Did a sponsor stump up for an away day coach? Was Billy’s dad out all night pushing water off the pitch?

Here’s how to make a nomination:

Nominating someone for an FiB Bracknell Football Award is easy. Just fill out our form below making sure to include as much detail as possible.

Can’t see the form? Click to have it open up externally here.

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Tom Canning

<p>Tom is the co-editor of FootballinBracknell. He has played at the lowest possible level of football. In real life Tom works for Trinity Mirror.</p><br />

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