Richard Milam snaps up Berkshire Football Awards nomination

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Eversley & California photographer Richard Milam has been nominated for the Berkshire Football Awards in NG Sports Photography Best individual Photo or Media category.

Mr Milam is well known in local football circles and was previously a player, turning out regularly for Bracknell Town and coaching at the Robins, Binfield and Finchampstead.

In recent seasons, Richard’s images have graced Football in Berkshire, The Wokingham Paper and other publications and his work has made him an important part of the promotion of the Combined Counties League Division One side to the wider non-league audience.

Among the nominations received for Richard and his work, one said: “Richard has gone above and beyond any photographer, especially for this level. Travelling to both home and away games just to grab content for the club and for each individual player in the squad – to take the time out of his personal life to send us these photos just shows how far he is willing to go to please us as individuals and as a team!”

Rebekah Pantony celebrates her goal for Eversley & California. Photo: Richard Milam.
One of Richard’s images from this season – Rebekah Pantony celebrates her goal for Eversley & California. Photo: Richard Milam.

Another added: “I am nominating Richard for his incredible commitment and quality to Eversley and California FC he’s not only a great photographer but also a great person. His images aren’t just perfect moments but they are great memories. Richard makes the game day on Saturday something to look forward to and has never failed to attend match day be it in the sunshine or the horrible rain.”

A third simply said: “Richard is at our games rain or shine and has captured some outstanding moments, that have been put up around the changing room. He’s committed to Eversley and all the boys love his work!”

Do you think Richard is a worthy winner, or have you got other images, video and the people behind them to tell us about? Scroll down to fill out the nomination form for the NG Sports Photography Best individual Photo or Media award.

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Scroll down to the bottom of this article for the nomination form. Before you do that though, here’s what the judging panel are looking for when choosing the shortlist.

What’s the story? Tell us exactly why the person or place should be considered. We hate to get all ‘X Factor journey’ on you but the more detail you can include, the better we can argue for your nominee for the short list.

The sort of details we love to see include things like player awards, goals, clean sheets and any other significant contributions to the footballing community – obviously within the 2021/22 season.

There have already been hundreds of nominations for the 2022 awards, we’ve published a lot but still have a lot more to do!

You can view all the 2022 nominees so far here.

Want to know who’s previously won what at the Berkshire Football Awards? There’s a big long page with all the previous winners here.

Nominations will be open until midnight on Tuesday 31st May 2022. Once that date has passed the nominations in each category will be put before a panel of judges for a decision, the top three announced online and the winners at the awards night on Wednesday 15th June.

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 on Football in Berkshire (a full list is at the bottom of this page). We will present certificates and a trophy to the winners.

  • You can nominate as many people as you like for each award
  • Please try and avoid nominating your own family members.
  • 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

Nomination Form

The nomination form for the 2022 Berkshire Football Awards will be live at the beginning of March.


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