So with that in mind, we’ve launched the awards a little earlier, but the process is the same. Do you know a volunteer, player or even a referee who deserves a bit of plaudits? Then get their names submitted to us.
Darrell and I setup FootballinBracknell over two years ago now and 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 had a great response last season and though we didn’t have physical awards to hand out, there were some very worthy winners from Bracknell Town’s ever dependable right back Dave Hancock to Pinewood FC’s coach and volunteer Dean Allen.
This year we have added an additional EPC sponsored award for the Junior Football Award which will be chosen by Dan Sleet and Lee Simpson.
Nominations will be open until midday Friday 25th May 2018. Once that date has past the top four nominations in each category will be put before a panel of judges for a decision and announce the winners shortly after with the date and venue to be confirmed. 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.
- You can nominate as many people as you like for each award
- 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
- The awards night will take place in June with the date and location to be announced
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 Social Media 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.
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?
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.