The Awards, which were hosted online for the first time due to Covid-19 restrictions, recognise and endorse the best projects, products and services launched by County FAs over the past season while sharing best practice and learnings from around the country.
Over 125 submissions were entered from the 50 County FAs operating across England, highlighting continuous improvements and showcasing how they are innovating to improve football and increase participation across all levels of the game.
The ten categories recognised at the awards were:
• Brand Engagement
• Digital Engagement
• Diversity & Inclusion
• Football Development
• Insight & Data
• Women & Girls
• Youth Council
• Special Recognition.
Berks & Bucks FA was handed the Digital Engagement Award for our BBFA Support work.
The FA’s Director of Football Development, James Kendall said: “It gives us great pleasure to recognise and reward our County FAs for the vital work they continue to deliver across their local communities, and I want to thank each and every one of them for the resilience and leadership they have shown over the course of the year.
"In what has been an unprecedented year of challenges, we now have the highest number of males playing affiliated football recorded to date, and we have delivered on our collective ambition to double participation in the female game. This is testament to the hard work of all our County FAs and everyone should be congratulated for these achievements.”
To find out more about our online support projects, including our series of information and educations webinars for volunteers to help navigate FA Regulations, our host of online CPD sessions for Coaches and Referees, our highly successful podcast, 'The Grassroots Football Coach' and more, please click on the below links:
BBFA Support Webinars
BBFA Club & League Support Sessions
BBFA CPD Sessions
BBFA Referee Development Sessions
The Grassroots Football Coach Podcast
You can watch our series of support videos and CPD session on our YouTube channel and listen to The Grassroots Football Coach podcast on nearly 20 different platforms including; Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Castbox, Amazon Music, Google Podcasts and more!