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London FA shortlisted for 2023 County FA Recognition Award

We have been listed in the Women & Girls category for the 2023 County FA Recognition Awards.

London FA has been successfully shortlisted for the Women & Girls Award at the 2023 County FA Recognition Awards for its Big Cup Finals Day 2023.

The Awards, which will be announced at Wembley Stadium connected by EE on Thursday 23 November 2023, recognise and endorse the best projects, products and services delivered by County FAs over the past season while sharing best practice and learnings from around the country.

A record breaking 242 submissions have been entered from the 50 County FAs operating across England, highlighting continuous improvements and showcasing how they are innovating to improve grassroots football and increase participation across all levels of the game. 

The twelve categories which will be recognised at the awards were: 

  • Brand Engagement
  • Coach Development
  • Employee Wellbeing & Engagement
  • Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
  • Facility Development
  • Football Development
  • Partnership
  • Positive Football Environment
  • Referee Development
  • Special recognition
  • Women & Girls
  • Youth Engagement

London FA has made the final shortlist for the Women & Girls Award for our Big Cup Finals Day 2023. London FA delivered all of our Girls’ Cup Finals on one day, creating a festival of football event to build excitement around the Girls’ Cups, to raise the profile around the new competition, to provide a more equal offer to the boys’, and to provide a special and memorable experiences for all participants.

You can watch the full event below.

London FA CEO Paul Bickerton said: “We’re proud to have been shortlisted as a finalist in the Women & Girls category. Women and girls’ football in London has more than doubled over the past few years and the finals day was a brilliant way to recognise and celebrate that. It had a real festival feel and we could see how much it meant to the players themselves. A cup final is a day to remember for the rest of your life and I’m delighted the hard work that went into organising the event is being recognised.”

The FA’s Head of Operations for Grassroots Football, Tim Foster added: “I’d like to congratulate London FA in making the final shortlist for the Women & Girls Award and all of the other shortlisted County FAs in what has been a record-breaking number of submissions this year.

It has been fantastic to see such a strong selection of programmes and projects entered across the twelve categories, and we look forward to hosting our County FAs at Wembley Stadium in November to thank them for all they do in serving our national game.”

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