Ascot United’s Saffron Rafter has been nominated for a Berkshire Football Award in the Since71 Blog Young Player of the Season (Female) category.
The nomination received for Saffron said: “Playing for Ascot United Ladies Reserves. A fan favourite of the team, always smiling and keeping a positive mindset every game, always bringing the team spirit up. Coming from a 4-year break from football after tearing ligaments in her ankle, this was not shown in any game she was faced, running down the wing, goal-line clearances that kept us in the game and some crucial tackles, Saffron showed no fear. A few games down the line she injures herself in one of our toughest games of the season, a few week’s break and she was back better than ever! Stronger than ever. Playing through the fear and nerves, never put a foot wrong.”
Do you think Saffron is a worthy winner, or have you got other players to tell us about? Scroll down to fill out the nomination form for the Since71 Young Player of the Season (Female) 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
Nominations for the 2022 Berkshire Football Awards are now closed!
What’s next? Look out for the Long List of all the nominations which will be published here and across all our channels by midday on Friday 20th May 2022.
The Short List for each category will then be published at midday on Monday 23rd May 2022. At that point, tickets will be made available to attend the awards night at Double-Barrelled Brewery in Reading on the evening of Wednesday 15th June 2022. If you’d like notification of when tickets are available, sign up to our newsletter here or add your email to the form below: