Holywell Town FC were last year rewarded with the Club of the Year at the 2015 Welsh Community Football Awards presented by McDonald's.
The award aims to recognise clubs that:
- Are a focal point for the local community;
- Provide ‘football for all’;
- Deliver quality provision;
- Employ a good blend of professional and voluntary staff;
- Provide modern fit for purpose inspirational facilities
Holywell Town achieved this by utilising on-field success in recent years to support huge developments off it. The club strengthened its links with the local community through partnerships such as those with Sported UK, local Police, Town Council and the Youth Justice System. They launched a football in the community programme aimed at getting young people off the streets and into sport and also work closely with all cluster schools delivering fun football sessions, soccer literacy programmes and school football festivals for both boys and girls.
Friday night Hotspot Sessions, half term soccer camps and other youth engagement projects were also organised with up to 80 young people taking part. Additionally they developed a new club house which is used weekly for local community events and FAW Coach Education courses.
Voting is now open for the 2016 awards and in addition to Club of the Year, this year's awards celebrate:
- Volunteer of the Year;
- Young Volunteer of the Year;
- School of the Year;
- Community Coach of the Year;
- Performance Coach of the Year
- Grassroots Impact Award
- Lifetime Achievement Award
If you know a club, league or individual from your community who like Holywell Town FC, deserve to be nominated for an award, please visit www.welshfootballtrust.org.uk/awards2016.
Or for more details speak to Growth Team Administrator, Tom Keohane on 01633 282911 or [email protected].