Nominations for the #BBFAStars Welfare Officer Awards are now open! You have just seven days to head over to Twitter and nominate the person at your club/league who dedicates their time and effort to this crucial role in a youth football club or league.
#BBFAStars is about recognising the inspirational work of volunteers across the county all-year-round.
The roles we celebrate in #BBFAStars are not always in the spotlight; and this initiative is not only about recognising individuals in those roles, but also focusses on showing you the behind-the-scenes side of the game you don’t often see.
Welfare Officer is the second category in the #BBFAStars Awards. The role of a Welfare Officer ensures that clubs/leagues operate a safe, child friendly environment and promote good practice in line with the club/league’s Child Protection Policy.
How to nominate
To nominate your club or league Welfare Officer for our February Award simply head on over to Twitter and reply to our pinned-post (linked below) with your nomination!
It's easy to nominate, simply start your nomination tweet with the following: "I nominate @(NAME)... for the #BBFAStars Welfare Officer Award because..."
and then tell us why they should be win!
You have seven days to get your nominations in and they must include the hashtag #BBFAStars to be eligible. Nominations close at 11:59pm on Monday 10th February 2020.
The winner of each months award will have their story featured on our website and receive a £20 voucher of their choice from a range of popular suppliers, such as; Amazon, The Restaurant Choice, Next, Argos, etc.
Launched at the start of 2020, our first #BBFAStars Award was for Club/League Secretary and, following a public vote on Twitter, was awarded to Ricky Simons from Bracknell Town FC, who had this to say;
“It's amazing! Secretaries normally just go about their business in the background and don’t do it for the plaudits, but to be nominated and voted for by so many people is great and very much appreciated.”
You can read more of Ricky’s Story, including what he loves most about being a Club Secretary by clicking the link below.
Read Ricky’s Story
To find out more about the awards, and how to nominate, visit #BBFAStars. Additionally, if you’d like to find out more about the types of volunteer roles available in grassroots football or about working with your local club, please visit the Volunteer Section of our website or contact our Club & Leagues Development Officer, Lisa Welling via Development@Berks-BucksFA.com or call on 01235558450.