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Sky Sports News presenter Tom White to host Bracknell Football Awards

FiB caught up with Tom ahead of his second stint as host of the BFA's in June

Sky Sports News presenter Tom White to host Bracknell Football Awards

Sky Sports News presenter Tom White is back to host the Bracknell Football Awards for another year when they are announced on Wednesday 19th June at Binfield Football Club.

The awards celebrate the great and the good of the local game and nominations for the 2019 Elite Preparation Centre sponsored evening are open now.

In the build up, Football in Bracknell caught up with Tom to see what he’s made of the non league season so far and his thoughts on the 2018 event.

Tickets for the event are limited to two per person but are free. Get them here.

Mark, Chris and Julie Page-Smith accept their award for Supporters of the Season. Photo: Neil Graham
Mark, Chris and Julie Page-Smith accept their award for Supporters of the Season from Tom White. Photo: Neil Graham

We’re looking forward to catching up with you again this year Tom, thanks for agreeing to host again. Have you been able to see as much football locally this year?

I’m still getting down to Bracknell Town when I can, and they’re having another excellent season. Back to back promotions would be incredible! I’m hoping to get to Binfield and Windsor before the end of the season too, and I’m an ambassador for Alnwick Town up in Northumberland so I’m involved there too.

They are having another great season as you say. Who’s impressed you so far at the Robins? There’s obviously not a huge change in the squad from last season.

Liam Ferdinand has been a superb addition, and Joe Grant is destined for a higher level, maybe even professional, but Jamie McClurg stands out to me in every game. He’s the non league Lee Cattermole! And given that I think Cattermole should be England captain, that’s the highest praise I can give!

Jamie McClurg all smiles after Bracknell Town beat Folkestone Invicta. Photo: Neil Graham.
Jamie McClurg all smiles after Bracknell Town beat Folkestone Invicta. Photo: Neil Graham.

Haha, he’ll be happy with that, I think. It was great to have you giving out the awards last year. What did you make of it?

It was a great night! Really enjoyed it. I think it will get bigger and better each year. If I was a player or manager I’d see it as a good excuse to get the whole squad together for a midweek night out and celebrate some excellent achievements.

Fingers crossed! We spoke briefly about you presenting your own award, did you have any thoughts on what it might be?

Dedication, hard work and loyalty are very important to me, so I’d like an award to go to the player who has been available all season, and has therefore played the most minutes.

Cheers Tom. See you in June!

Get your Bracknell Football Awards 2019 nominations in now:

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Tom Canning

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. Manager of Binfield Ladies in the Thames Valley Women's League.

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