Binfield’s Soccer School bags Berkshire Football Awards nomination

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Binfield Football Club’s kids Soccer School has been given a Berkshire Football Awards nomination in the Man V Fat Best Community Campaign or Content category.

The popular sessions have been running at Hill Farm Lane for years and count a number of players who have gone on to play senior football both for the club and in the Football League amongst its successes.

The nomination received for the Soccer School said: “Binfield Moles Soccer school has been unwavering for years in its introduction for young children to enjoy their first football adventures! A large majority of these little ones continue their footballing journey through the club’s age groups! An amazing club!.”

Another added: “This is a great introduction to football for kids aged 3 up to year 1 of primary. Held most Sundays on the first team pitch at Binfield with typically 35-60 kids in attendance. The kids have the opportunity to practice their football skills in a safe and fun environment. The Soccer School has been the feeder to the junior teams for many years with many players staying with the club through to the U18s. Run by Bob Chapple and Alan Clarke the guys are always ready to welcome new players and help them start their footballing journeys.”

A third said: “For many years Bob Chapple had been running a soccer school at Binfield FC which week in week out has been very popular with the local community with an average of 50 boys and girls attending each week this is mainly done by word of mouth showing what people think of the great job he and his team are doing.”

Do you think Binfield’s Soccer School is a worthy winner, or have you got other community initiatives to tell us about? Scroll down to fill out the nomination form for the Man V Fat Best Community Campaign or Content 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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